HonestReporting Ends Crowdfunding ​​​​for Oct 7 Infiltrator

Feb 1, 2024 | History, Read Now

Reuters photographer Mohammed Fayq Abu Mostafa thought he could get away with mischaracterizing himself again.

He already fooled Reuters into employing him as a journalist after he infiltrated into Israel with murderers, kidnappers, and rapists on October 7.

Fayq boasted in a video revealed by HonestReporting that he broke into homes in Sderot as men were kidnapped and a dog was killed. In the video he posted on Instagram Live, Fayq called upon Gazans to enter Israel and take some “settler women” for themselves.

This did not stop Reuters from leading its 2023 Year In Pictures with Fayq’s photograph of an IDF soldier being taken from a tank by an angry mob.

Then Fayq tried to paint himself as a victim, raising money for himself on Gofundme, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform.

HonestReporting led a campaign on social media and worked behind the scenes, noting that Gofundme’s terms of service prohibit content that “promotes behavior…in support of terrorism, hate, violence.”

Within 24 hours, the page was taken down.

When journalists cross the line and become terrorists fighting Israel, there must be zero tolerance.

That also applies to Qatar’s state-run TV channel, Al Jazeera.

This week, the IDF revealed evidence obtained from a laptop found in Gaza that Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Wishah held a senior role in the terrorist group’s anti-tank unit, including photographs of him teaching young jihadis how to fire anti-tank missiles and make incendiary devices.

Another Al Jazeera journalist, Ismail Abu Omar, was found to have accompanied Hamas terrorists into Israel on October 7. In footage Omar himself posted, he can be seen inside Kibbutz Nir Oz.

Like Abu Omar and Fayq, Hassan Eslaiah of CNN and AP infiltrated into Israel and participated in the massacre.

A friend of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, Eslaiah was fired from CNN and AP after HonestReporting’s expose.

But there has been no word from Reuters about Fayq, who also must be held accountable.

View this Honestreporting Report