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Error (AFP, photo captions, 9/9/16): Palestinian Territories, Deir el-Balah : Palestinian men mourn the death of 16-year-old Abdel Rahman al-Dabbagh, who according to the health ministry was shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes near the border fence, at a hospital morgue in the central Gaza Strip, on September 9, 2016. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra identified the teenager as Abdel Rahman al-Dabbagh, and said he was killed east of Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, saying the teenager was hit in the head and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Correction (9/11/16): Palestinian Territories, Deir el-Balah : Palestinian men mourn the death of 16-year-old Abdel Rahman al-Dabbagh, who according to the health ministry was shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes near the border fence, at a hospital morgue in the central Gaza Strip, on September 9, 2016. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra identified the teenager as Abdel Rahman al-Dabbagh, and said he was killed east of Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, saying the teenager was hit in the head and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Israeli army stressed that forces only used tear gas to disperse the youths.



Error (AFP, photo captions, 7/20/16): Palestinian Territories, Al-Ram : Palestinian mourners carry the body of 12-year-old Mohiyeh al-Tabakhi, who was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired rubber-coated bullets near Jerusalem the day before, during his funeral in the Palestinian village of al-Ram, between Jerusalem and Ramallah in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on July 20, 2016.

Correction (Online as of 7/26): Palestinian Territories, Al-Ram : Palestinian mourners carry the body of Mohiyeh al-Tabakhi, a 12-year-old boy who according to the Palestinian health ministry was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired rubber-coated bullets near Jerusalem the day before, during his funeral in the Palestinian village of al-Ram, on July 20, 2016.



Error (AFP, July 20, 4:03 AM GMT): The legislation was put forward after three Arab-Israeli opposition lawmakers sparked controversy when they visited relatives of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces after alleged attacks in Israel.

Correction (AFP, July 20, 11:40 AM GMT): The legislation was put forward after three Arab-Israeli opposition lawmakers sparked controversy when they visited relatives of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces while carrying out attacks.



Error (AFP, photo caption, 5/15/16): Palestinian refugee Aisha, 53, who says is [sic] a former inhabitant of the town of Beersheva, waves a group of keys outside her home in the Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2016, on the 68th anniversary of the "Nakba."

 
"Nakba" means in Arabic "catastrophe" in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 68-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation. The key symbolizes the homes left by Palestinians in 1948.


Correction (5/16/16): Palestinian refugee Aisha, 53, who comes from a family originally from Beersheva, shows a collection of keys she said she inherited from her parents of their home and shops in the largest city in the Negev desert before 1948 as she sits outside her house in the Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2016, on the 68th anniversary of the "Nakba" …



Error (AFP, 4/6/16): Netanyahu's brother Yonatan was killed in a July 1976 commando raid in Entebbe, Uganda, to free passengers aboard an Air France plane hijacked by Palestinians.

 
By the time the commandoes arrived, all non-Israeli passengers had been released by the hijackers, leaving about 100 Israelis and crew members aboard.


Correction (4/6/16): By the time the commandoes arrived, all non-Israeli and non-Jewish passengers had been released by the hijackers, leaving about 100 hostages.



Error (AFP, 3/20/16): The mosque is the third-holiest site in Islam after the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

It is also revered by Jews as the site of their First and Second Temples and is Judaism's holy site.



Correction (3/20/16): Considered the third holiest site in Islam, and revered by Jews as their holiest site, known as the Temple Mount, the compound is a crucible of tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.



Error (AFP, 2/24/16): As part of our series on teenagers, we asked a random selection of middle-class youngsters from various capitals how they see their world …

 
Elad, 14, Tel Aviv


Correction (2/24/16): As part of our series on teenagers, we asked a random selection of middle-class youngsters from various cities how they see their world …
 
Elad, 14, Tel Aviv



Error (AFP, photo caption, 10/25/15): A general view shows Jerusalem's Old City's Al-Aqsa mosque compound with the Dome of the Rock (C), Islam's holiest site, on October 25, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that an agreement to put 24-hour security cameras around Jerusalem's sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound was in Israel's interest. Tensions raised over clashes at the mosque compound, known as Temple Mount to Jews, have spiraled into a wave of daily knife and shootings on Israelis as well as deadly protests. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

Correction (Online as of 10/27/15): A general view shows the Dome of the Rock located at Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 25, 2015. The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is sacred in both Islam and Judaism. The compound in its current form was built in the seventh century by Islam's second caliph, Omar, on the site of the Second Jewish Temple that was destroyed by the Romans around 70 AD. In Hebrew it is referred to as Har Habayit -- the Temple Mount. Muslims call it Al-Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary). AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI



Error (AFP, photo caption, 10/25/15): A general view shows Jerusalem's Old City's Al-Aqsa mosque compound with the Dome of the Rock (C), Islam's holiest site, and the Western Wall (front), Judaism's holiest site, on October 25, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that an agreement to put 24-hour security cameras around Jerusalem's sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound was in Israel's interest. Tensions raised over clashes at the mosque compound, known as Temple Mount to Jews, have spiraled into a wave of daily knife attacks and shootings on Israelis as well as deadly protests. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI

Correction (As of 10/27/15): A general view shows the Western Wall (front R), the most holy site where Jews can pray, and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, which includes the Dome of the Rock mosque (C), in Jerusalem's Old City, on October 25, 2015. The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is sacred in both Islam and Judaism. The compound in its current form was built in the seventh century by Islam's second caliph, Omar, on the site of the Second Jewish Temple that was destroyed by the Romans around 70 AD. In Hebrew, it is referred to as Har Habayit -- the Temple Mount. Muslims call it Al-Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary). AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI



Error (AFP, photo caption, 9/19/15): BEIT HANUN: Palestinians look at the damage following an Israeli air strike overnight in the northern Gaza strip of Beit Hanun on September 19, 2015. Two rockets were fired into southern Israel by Palestinian militants in Gaza, causing no casualties but triggering a series of Israeli air raids. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS



Correction (9/21/15): JABALIA REFUGEE CAMP: Palestinians looks at a communication tower that was hit in an overnight Israeli air strike on a nearby training base of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamist movement Hamas, on September 19, 2015 in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza strip. Israeli warplanes bombed a base of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, according to a witness and a security official in Gaza, after two rockets were fired into southern Israel by Palestinian militants in Gaza. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS



Error (AFP, 6/16/15): Some 17 journalists were killed covering the July-August Gaza war . . .

Correction (6/16/15): The Hamas-run ministry of information said 17 journalists were killed covering the July-August Gaza war . . .

 
That statistic is disputed by the privately-run Israeli Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre, which says Hamas-linked media operatives or combatants were counted as journalists in Palestinian figures.
 
The International Federation of Journalists says at least 13 media workers were killed.



Error (AFP, 1/6/11): Mahmud Zahar made the remarks during a memorial ceremony for 43 Palestinians who were killed at a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp during Israel's 22-day war on Gaza that began in December 2008. . .

Zahar was speaking on the second anniversary of an Israeli air strike on the United Nations' Al-Fakhura school in the northern Gaza Strip. . . .

Before an auidence that included members of the Hamas leadership in Gaza, Zahar paid tribute to those who died in the school where they had taken refuge from the heavy fighting.



Correction (1/11/11): ATTENTION - CORRECTION: In Israel-Palestinians-conflict-Gaza-Holocaust-Jews moved Jan. 6, please read in paras 2,4 and 6 xxx near a UN school xxx sted at as sent. Herewith a corrected repeat:///

Mahmud Zahar made the remarks during a memorial ceremony for 43 Palestinians who were killed near a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp during Israel's 22-day war on Gaza that began in December 2008. . . .

Zahar was speaking on the second anniversary of an Israeli air strike near the United Nations' Al-Fakhura school in the northern Gaza Strip. . . .

Before an audience that included members of the Hamas leadership in Gaza, Zahar paid tribute to those who died near the school where they had taken refuge from the heavy fighting.



CAMERA: Furthermore, the figure of 43& casualties from the Al-Fakhura Street incident is heavily disputed, and has not been proven. The Goldstone Report (hardly friendly towards Israel), acknowledged that it did not have definitive information on the number of casualties, but cited far fewer than 43. Paragraph 661 says that the reported three shells which hit "al-Fakhura Street killed at least 24 people. The witnesses estimate that up to another 40 were injured by the blasts. The Mission has not been able to verify those figures, but having inspected the site and viewed the footage, it does not consider these numbers to be exaggerated." (Emphasis added.) The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), in its list of casualties from the winter fighting, only identifies 18 Palestinians who were killed "opposite" or "near" the Al-Fakhura school on Jan. 6.  The Israeli military, in an investigation of the incident, found that 12 to 17 people were killed in the strike, including several fighters (Jerusalem Post, April 24, 2009).
 
In addition, the tendentious language ought to have been corrected. Israel did not launch a war "on Gaza," as witnessed by the tons of aid that Israel transferred to the Gaza Strip during the fighting. Rather, Israel launched a war on Hamas.



Error (AFP, 9/14/06): Since the Palestinian uprising broke out, militants have fired thousands of homemade rockets towards Israel, in attacks that have killed five people.

Correction (9/14/06): Since the second Palestinian uprising broke out in 2000, eight people inside Israel have been killed in rocket attacks from Gaza, according to the army.

CAMERA: An additional five people -- a Chinese worker, a Thai worker, two Palestinian workers, a Palestinian girl -- were killed by Palestinian rocket attacks in Gaza. The latter was killed by a rocket meant for Israel that fell short, and the others were killed in the then Jewish settlement of Ganei Tal.



Error (AFP, 2/8/06): Closed since September 24 under the complete cutting off of the Palestinian territories by Israel, it [the Karni crossing] was reopened on Sunday.

Correction (Updated story, 2/8/06): The crossing had been closed since mid-January after a security alert but it was reopened on Sunday.



Error (AFP, 6/28/05): OIC was given its current name when it was first established at a meeting of Islamic leaders convened in Morocco following an attempt by Jewish hardliners to burn down Islam's third holiest site -- Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque -- which is also revered in Judaism.

Correction (7/6/05): ATTENTION - CORRECTION: In OIC-Yemen,sched-lead moved on June 28, 10th para should read xxx following an attempt by an Australian member of the Protestant Church of God, Dennis Michael Rohan, to burn down Islam's third-holiest site XXX /// A corrected version of story follows.



Error (AFP, 6/10/05): The compound which houses Al-Aqsa, the third holiest site in Judaism, also contains the Western Wall, the most sacred site in Judaism.

Correction (Updated story, 6/10/05): The compound which houses Al-Aqsa, the third holiest site in Islam, also contains the Western Wall, the most sacred site in Judaism.

Fact: Left uncorrected is the false statement that the Western Wall is the most sacred site in Judaism. The Temple Mount is the most sacred site.