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Hamas

Error (i24 News, 4/3/17): A leaked document purporting to be the new charter of Palestinian terror group Hamas, which calls creation of a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 lines with Jerusalem as its capital a "formula for a national concensus", but not renouncing its goal of seizing all of historical Palestine through violence.

Correction (11/2/17): A leaked policy document of the Palestinian terror group Hamas calls creation of a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 lines with Jerusalem as its capital a "formula for a national consensus" but not renouncing its goal of seizing all of historic Palestine through violence.

 
This article was amended on November 2, 2017 to clarify the new policy does not represent an alteration to the Hamas charter.


Error (i24 News, headline, 4/3/17): New Hamas charter to define 'enemy' as Zionists, not Jews …



Correction (11/2/17): New Hamas policy document to define 'enemy' as Zionists, not Jews …
 
This article was amended on November 2, 2017 to clarify the new policy does not represent an alteration to the Hamas charter.



Error (i24 News, AFP, 11/1/17): In May 2017, Hamas makes a major revision to its founding charter, easing its stance on Israel after having long called for its destruction

Correction (11/2/17):

In May 2017, Hamas makes a major policy revision to its founding charter, easing its stance on Israel after having long called for its destruction. …
 
This article was amended on November 2, 2017 to clarify that the May 2017 revision of Hamas' policy on Israel was not a revision to the group's founding charter.


Fact: The May 2017 policy document itself explicitly reaffirms Hamas' commitment to the liberation of Palestine, "from the river to the sea," meaning the destruction of Israel.



Error (Newsweek.com, Orlando Crowcroft, 9/17/17): Then in May 2017, Hamas again surprised with a pledge to alter its charter and accept in principle a deal with Israel based on 1967 borders, effectively abandoning its commitment to Israel's destruction and paving the way for pace talks.

Correction (9/18/17): Then in May 2017, Hamas again surprised with a pledge to accept in principle a deal that would see a Palestinian state established on 1967 borders, paving the way for a role in peace talks—even if it retained its commitment to establishing a Palestinian state "from the river to the sea." …

 
This article was amended on 18 September to make clear that Hamas in 2017 introduced a policy document that would see it accept a Palestinian state on 1967 borders, it did not amend its charter, as stated. The article also no longer refers to Tel Aviv as shorthand for the Israeli government, in adherence with Newsweek style.



Error (CNN.com, Ian Lee, 6/13/17): Last month, a new leader was announced – Ismail Haniya taking over from long-time leader Meshaal – at the same time as the militant group issued its new charter.

Correction (6/13/17): Last month, a new leader was announced – Ismail Haniya is taking over from longtime leader Meshaal – at the same time as the militant group issued its new policy document.

 
An earlier version of this article had the incorrect unemployment rate for Gaza. Gaza's unemployment rate is above 40%. The article also referred to the new Hamas policy document as a charter. This article has been changed to more accurately reflect this fact.



Error (CNN.com, Ian Lee, 6/13/17): When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new charter to the world, it wasn't from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel's gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha.

Correction (6/13/17): When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new policy document to the world, it wasn't from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel's gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha.

 
An earlier version of this article had the incorrect unemployment rate for Gaza. Gaza's unemployment rate is above 40%. The article also referred to the new Hamas policy document as a charter. This article has been changed to more accurately reflect this fact.



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 (Associated Press, Cara Anna and Fares Akram, 6/2/15): The Palestinian Return Center this week was granted consultative status at the United Nations, prompting Israel's U.N. mission to protest that the organization is associated with Hamas and "promotes anti-Israel propaganda." . . .

 
On Tuesday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's office announced that Haniyeh had called the NGO's leader, Majed al-Zeer, and congratulated him on its new U.N. status.


Correction (7/21/15): In a June 2 story about an organization called the Palestinian Return Center, the Associated Press reported erroneously that the group was granted consultative status at the United Nations. The move was a recommendation for consultative status, not the final decision, which came Monday when its accreditation was approved.
 
A corrected version of the story is below: . . .
 
The Palestinian Return Center this week was recommended for consultative status at the United Nations, prompting Israel's U.N. mission to protest that the organization is associated with Hamas and "promotes anti-Israel propaganda." . . .
 
On Tuesday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's office announced that Haniyeh had called the NGO's leader Majed al-Zeer, and congratulated him on its recommended status.



Error (New York Times, Somini Sengupta, 2/2/15): . . . .during the Gaza conflict, in which Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets into Israel . . .

Correction (2/3/15): Because of an editing error, an article on Tuesday about the resignation of the chairman of a United Nations panel investigating possible war crimes in the 50-day Gaza Strip conflict last summer misstated the volume of rockets fired by Palestinian militants into Israel during the conflict. It was in the thousands, not the hundreds.



Error (Ha'aretz, Anshel Pfeffer, news brief, 7/14/11): Military police are launching an investigation into the killing of a Palestinian civilian by an IDF force yesterday in a Jordan Valley refugee camp.

Correction (Online as of 7/17/11): Military police are launching an investigation into the killing of a Palestinian youth by an IDF force yesterday in a Jordan Valley refugee camp... Hamas later confirmed that the youth was a member of the organization."

Fact: The "youth" was 22.



Error (Ha'aretz, headline, 11/1/2010): Report: Hamas admits for first time losing 200-300 men in Gaza war

Correction (Updated headline): Report: Hamas admits for first time losing more than 600 men in Gaza war



Error (New York Times, photo caption, 2/7/08): Bat El Ifrah, 10, removed articles on Wednesday from her home in Sderot, Israel, as her family prepared to flee...Two children on a playground near the Gaza border were also wounded in the attack, which was in retaliation for an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza that killed seven Hamas policemen. [emphasis added]

Correction (Corrections: For the Record, 2/11/08): A caption on Thursday with a photograph of a home in Israel hit by a Palestinian rocket described the events surrounding the attack imprecisely. While the rocket attack followed an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza, it was not known whether it was in fact in retaliation for the airstrike.



Error (New York Times, photo caption, 9/23/06): Supporters of Fatah rallied yesterday in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip to protest the stance of Hamas leaders on recognizing Israel.

Correction (9/27/06): A picture caption on Saturday about an anti-Hamas rally in Gaza by supporters of the rival Palestinian group Fatah misstated the purpose of the rally. It was to protest what participants called an atmosphere of fear created by Hamas leaders, not over the stance of Hamas on recognizing Israel.



Error (AP, 7/2/06): The militant, known as a master bombmaker, called for the Arab world to push for an Israeli pullout from the West Bank. "It's our duty and role, not only us in Palestine, but every Muslim in the world has a religous duty and role to fight to liberate this land, because it's Islamic territory," he said.

Correction (8/16/06): In a story July 2 about a call by Mohammed Deif, the top bomb maker of the Palestinian Hamas militia, for Muslims to liberate "Palestinian lands" controlled by Israel, The Associated Press erroneously said Deif referred just the West Bank. Deif referred to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, territories seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, and to what he called 1948 lands, meaning the state of Israel itself.



Error (Abcnews.com, permanent Interactive item): There have been allegations that Hamas also raises funds in the United States, Canada and Western Europe.

Correction (As of 1/21/05): Charities in the United States, Canada and Western Europe have funded Hamas-linked social service groups. In addition, several individuals in the United States have been charged with providing material support to the group.



Error (Abcnews.com, permanent Interactive item): The official Hamas rhetoric is opposed to the very existence of the Israeli state, but in reality, the group has altered its position to oppose Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

Correction (As of 1/21/05): The official Hamas rhetoric is opposed to the very existence of the Israeli state.



Error (Chicago Tribune, Joel Greenberg, 3/22/04): He [Yassin] said that “Israel will pay for its crimes” and that Hamas would continue resisting occupation, a phrase that generally refers to bombing and shooting attacks on Israelis in the West Bank and Gaza.

Correction (3/27/04): Stories Jan. 17 and March 22 gave an incomplete explanation of what the militant group Hamas means when it talks about resisting Israeli occupation. Hamas says it considers Israel, as well as the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to be occupied land, so its use of the term resistance can refer to attacks inside Israel as well as Israelis in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.