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CAMERA Prompts Herald Sun Headline Correction on Palestinian Attack

Earning itself an inglorious spot on the list of grossly distorted headlines depicting Palestinian attackers as victims, Australia's Herald Sun yesterday stated: "Israeli police killed Palestinian man."

But, as the accompanying Associated Press story noted:
Israeli police say they have shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed three people in the old city of Jerusalem.
Spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man stabbed two Jewish youths Saturday before fleeing, with police forces giving chase. He then stabbed one of the policemen before he was shot and killed. Samri says the victims suffered light to moderate injuries.
Notably, the original Associated Press headline had accurately stated: "Israeli police kills Palestinian who stabs 3 in Jerusalem."

In response to communication from CAMERA's Israel staff, The Herald Sun commendably corrected the headline. It now reads, "Israeli police kill Palestinian attacker."

In addition, another News Corp Australia media outlet, The Australian, likewise corrected, starting with the same distorted headline and making the identical change to "Israeli police kill Palestinian attacker."

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