Journalism

Museum Honors for Cameramen Funded By Hamas Facing Criticism

The Newseum plans to honor two cameramen killed by an Israeli airstrike who worked for Al-Aqsa Television

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The Newseum last week became the latest Washington institution to step blithely into the heated and complex Middle East debate, and learned the same lesson that many before have: There's no easy way out.

The Newseum announced last week that it would honor two slain cameramen for Al-Aqsa Television, which is funded by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, by including them in its Journalists Memorial. The cameramen, Hussam Salama and Mahmoud al-Kumi, were killed in an Israeli air strike.

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