Following earlier corrections by the Associated Press
and the International Herald Tribune
, the Los Angeles Times
is the latest media outlet to correct the falsehood
that Israel had not allowed building materials to enter Gaza in the last five years. The error and correction follow:
Error (Los Angeles Times, wires, news brief, 12/31/12): In a major concession to the Gaza Strip's Hamas leaders, Israel dropped its 5-year-old ban on construction materials crossing into the territory . . .
(1/4/13): A brief article in the Jan. 1 Section A said that Israel had dropped a 5-year-old ban on construction materials crossing into the Gaza Strip. That ban applied to the private sector; Israel had allowed some construction goods into Gaza for humanitarian projects during that time.