Guardian Corrects: Jews Didn’t Storm the Mosque

CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate which monitors The Guardian, has prompted correction of a photo caption which had erroneously stated that Jewish settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. The photo (below), part of a Sept. 21 Guardian slide show entitled “Life in Palestine 20 years on from the Oslo accord — in pictures” was originally accompanied by the following caption:
 
 
 
CiF Watch pointed out that the photograph
actually depicts (per Getty Images) Palestinians in Gaza City protesting restrictions imposed on visitors to the mosque that day due to previous riots, as well as recent calls by Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade to confront the ongoing “invasion of herds of settlers to the compound“.  Al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades is a terror group historically tied to Abbas’ Fatah party.

Further, the Temple Mount compound is closed to non-Muslim visitors onFridays and Saturdays.  As Yom Kippur fell on Friday night, Sept. 13, at sundown, and ended at sundown on Saturday, “Jewish settlers” weren’t present at the compound, and obviously couldn’t have “stormed” the mosque. 

After receiving correspondence from CiF Watch, the Guardian commendably corrected the caption, which currently appears as follows:
 
 
CAMERA and CiF Watch commend The Guardian for the prompt correction. For additional corrections at The Guardian elicited by CiF Watch and CAMERA, please see here.

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