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


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.