GB News sorry for reading out pro-Hamas emails live on air

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GB News sorry for reading out pro-Hamas emails live on air

Messages claiming Israel was getting what it deserved were announced unchallenged by newsreader Nana Akua Amoatemaa-Appiah on Saturday.

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GB News has apologised after one of its presenters read out a series of pro-Hamas messages sent to the broadcaster live on air.

Nana Akua Amoatemaa-Appiah relayed the anti-Israel messages on a Saturday afternoon broadcast.

At no time during the live show did she attempt to correct or challenge them.

After being approached for comment by Jewish News, a GB News spokeperson said: “On Saturday during a live broadcast our presenter Nana Akua read out a selection of viewers’ emails about the Hamas attack on Israel. These were selected by a producer. Alongside comments that were very sympathetic to Israel, a couple were sympathetic to Hamas. This was a mistake with no malice intended, and we regret it. We have counselled our production staff and removed the comments from all our platforms.”

Counter terrorism police are now reviewing the footage.

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