CNN photo editor resigns after tweet about death of 'Jewish pigs,' other anti-Semitic statements come to light (7 Pics)

CNN accepted the resignation of photo editor Mohammed Elshamy on Thursday 

night after his tweet about four "Jewish pigs" killed by a "Palestinian bomb" and 

other anti-Semitic statements of his came to light, Mediaite reported.

"The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier 

this year, after anti-Semitic statements he'd made in 2011 came to light," CNN said in

 a statement, according to Mediaite. "CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace 

in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless 

of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion."

What happened?

A number of individuals unearthed Elshamy's tweets. Here's a sampling:

Ian Miles Cheong noted the following pair of tweets from Elshamy:

Elshamy also "celebrated" the removal of the Israeli flag from Israel's Embassy in Cairo in August 2011, the Washington Free Beacon said.

Anything else?

Elshamy posted the following statement Friday on his Twitter page, apologizing for his "offensive and hateful comments" and noting he made them when he was 16 and "no longer" holds such views:

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