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LA Times Corrects Caption That Downplayed Har Nof Atrocity


In response to communication from CAMERA's Israel office, The Los Angeles Times has corrected an erroneous photo caption which downplayed the 2014 massacre in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof in which Palestinian terrorists slaughtered five Israelis.
 
The Oct. 6 caption stated:
A relative of Ghassan abu Jamal, who was killed last year after attacking a religious school in Jerusalem, at the family home in East Jerusalem demolished by Israel.
 
As noted earlier this week on CAMERA's Snapshots blog:
Ghassan abu Jamal's attack was not on a "religious school." It was on four Jews engaged in their morning prayers in a Jerusalem synagogue, along with a Druze police officer who came to the scene to try to halt the murderous rampage. Abu Jamal, along with his another Palestinian attacker, brutally murdered the five Israelis.
As The Los Angeles Times reported at the time:
Two attackers brandishing weapons including a handgun and a meat cleaver burst into the synagogue early Tuesday, killing four worshipers -- three of them with American citizenship, including a prominent rabbi, and the fourth a British national. As police officers converged on the scene within minutes, the assailants shot at least one of them before being slain. The officer later died, Israeli media reported.
After a request from CAMERA, editors commendably corrected the caption. It now refers to Ghassan Abu Jamal's five murder victims:
A relative of Ghassan abu Jamal, who was killed after being involved in an attack on a Jewish synagogue last year, killing five Israelis, at the family home in East Jerusalem demolished by Israel
 
For additional Los Angeles Times corrections prompted by CAMERA, see here.

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