Ayman Mohyeldin. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Ayman Mohyeldin

This American journalist did not hide his bias in a recent social media post exploiting the coronavirus crisis to dishonestly blast Israel.

By United with Israel Staff

Ayman Mohyeldin, an American journalist based in Los Angeles for MSNBC News who previously worked for Qatari state-funded Al Jazeera, recently exploited the coronavirus crisis by claiming that Arabs in Gaza face empty food shelves because of a “blockade.”

Mohyeldin implies that Israel, and possibly Egypt, deny Gazans food, when in reality basic goods that cannot be used to harm innocent civilians enter the Strip freely. As a security measure, Israel and Egypt monitor the entry of materials that have been used by terror groups in Gaza to launch attacks.

The Hamas terror group rules Gaza, while Iranian-backed factions like Palestinian Islamic Jihad roam freely in the coastal enclave, brutalizing fellow Gazans, firing rockets at Israeli communities, and mounting a wide variety of attacks on Israeli securty forces.

In his Friday tweet, Mohyeldin claimed that Americans would “now be able to relate to what life under a blockade is like.”

In response, Attila Somfalvi, a journalist and anchor working for YNET, wrote, “Maybe America will be able now to relate to how it is to have an anti-Semitic idiot as an anchor.”

This is not the first time that Moyheldin has slandered Israel. Israellycool, who broke this story, has followed the anti-Israel reporter for some time. Moyheldin notoriously falsely reported on air in 2015 that Israeli soldiers shot an unarmed Palestinian, even though the man was clearly holding a knife and attempted to stab Israeli citizens.

Gazans themselves boast that their stores are normally bursting with products. This Facebook video was posted with the tagline, “Discover the largest meat sale in Palestine, which offers you the widest selection of fresh and frozen meat with perfect quality.”

هل زرت هذا المكان من قبل؟تعرف على أكبر مكان لبيع اللحوم في فلسطين، والذي يقدم لكم أوسع تشكيلة من اللحوم الطازجة والمجمدة و بجودة مثالية.وبجانب هذا نقدم لكم عشرات الأصناف التي تحتاجونها لاكمال سلتكم الغذائيةبنستناكم😃مدينة اللحوم غزة. ش. النصر

Posted by ‎Meat City – مدينة اللحوم‎ on Thursday, October 3, 2019

Here, Arab children enjoy the multitude of products available in Gaza.