LONDON (Reuters) – The international news organization Reuters on Thursday denied any suggestion that it had prior knowledge of the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israeli civilians and soldiers, in a statement responding to a report by the group. media advocacy group HonestReporting.
“We are aware of a report by HonestReporting and allegations made against two freelance photographers who contributed to Reuters’ coverage of the October 7 attack,” Reuters said.
“Reuters categorically denies having any prior knowledge of the attack or that we recruited journalists into Hamas on October 7.
“Reuters acquired photographs from two Gaza-based freelance photographers who were at the border on the morning of October 7, with whom it had no prior relationship. The photographs published by Reuters were taken two hours after Hamas fired rockets across the south. of Israel. and more than 45 minutes after Israel said armed men had crossed the border.
“Reuters staff journalists were not on the ground at the locations mentioned in the HonestReporting article.”
Reporting by Mark Bendeich, editing by Edmund Blair
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