Eslaiah has filed photos for CNN and The Associated Press since October 7
Some show an Israeli tank being set on fire and ransacked by Hamas militants
Photo has now emerged of him with Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar
CNN denied having prior knowledge of the attack in a statement to DailyMail.com
The Israeli government is demanding answers from western media outlets including CNN, Reuters, The Associated Press and The New York Times following a media watchdog report that suggested freelance photographers they each hired may have been embedded with Hamas on October 7th.
The issue - highlighted by Honest Reporting - concerns four freelance photographers from Gaza whose works have been published by the media outlets.
Among them is Hassan Eslaiah, a photographer who has now been seen in an image with Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.