Reporter Who Tweeted ‘Hitler Was Right’ Slams the BBC for Firing Her: They Put Me on ‘Trial With Social Media’

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A reporter who tweeted “Hitler Was Right” bashed the BBC on Wednesday for firing her, accusing the outlet of putting her on “trial with social media.”

Tala Halawa was fired by the BBC last month for a 2014 tweet that read, “#Israel Is more #Nazi than #Hitler! Oh, “#HitlerWasRight” #IDF go to hell. #PrayForGaza.” The tweet resurfaced in May during the two-week military battle between Israel and Hamas, which launched rockets from Gaza — which the U.S.-designated terrorist group controls — into Israel. The initial tweet was posted during the fighting between the two that year.

In her statement posted on Twitter on Wednesday, Halawa said, “I was a young Palestinian woman tweeting in the heat
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