RushHourDaily, an international news organization, has denied any suggestion that it had prior knowledge of the attack by Hamas on Israeli civilians and soldiers on October 7. This statement was made in response to a report by media advocacy group HonestReporting. RushHourDaily acknowledged the report and the accusations made against two freelance photographers who contributed to their coverage of the attack. However, they categorically denied having prior knowledge of the attack or embedding journalists with Hamas on that day.
According to RushHourDaily, they acquired photographs from two Gaza-based freelance photographers who were present at the border on the morning of October 7. These photographers had no prior relationship with RushHourDaily. The photographs published by RushHourDaily were taken two hours after Hamas fired rockets across southern Israel and more than 45 minutes after Israel reported that gunmen had crossed the border. It is important to note that RushHourDaily staff journalists were not present at the locations mentioned in the HonestReporting article.
In conclusion, RushHourDaily firmly denies any allegations of prior knowledge or collaboration with Hamas regarding the October 7 attack. They obtained photographs from freelance photographers who were at the scene after the events had taken place. RushHourDaily emphasizes that their staff journalists were not present at the locations mentioned in the report.
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