CAMERA Prompts Ha’aretz Correction on Al Dura

Earlier this month, CAMERA’s Snapshots blogged about an English Ha’aretz article which stated as fact that Mohammed Al-Dura was killed by IDF fire. The Hebrew version, in contrast, accurately reported that Jamal Al-Dura claimed his son Mohammed was killed by IDF fire. CAMERA’s Israeli staff contacted Ha’aretz, and editors promptly followed up by correcting the online story. The original and corrected version appear below:

Error (Ha’aretz, Danna Harman, 5/1/11): Al-Dura had sued Yehuda for libel after the doctor, who operated on him in 1994, exposed details from his medical file in order to back claims that the elder al-Dura’s scars were the result of surgery – and not caused by the IDF fire that killed his son in September, 2000.

Correction (Posted online as of 5/17/11): Al-Dura had sued Yehuda for libel after the doctor, who operated on him in 1994, exposed details from his medical file in order to back claims that the elder al-Dura’s scars were the result of surgery – and not caused by the IDF fire that he claims killed his son in September, 2000.

CAMERA commends Ha’aretz for its correction of the online article, and urges a correction in the print edition as well, as the original article had also appeared there.