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CAMERA Prompts Washington Post Correction on 'Occupied Gaza'

After contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post has changed inaccurate wording in a March 3, 2017 online report.

That article,by reporter Colby Itkowitz, initially referred to the Gaza Strip as "occupied Gaza" and inferred that Israel occupied the Gaza Strip.

Yet, as CAMERA pointed out to Post editors and staff, Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Although Israel, like Egypt, has maintained security measures, including blockades, the Jewish state does not occupy the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel and the genocide of Jews.

On March 22, the dispatch was commendably changed to read "Gaza" and a note was appended stating that the article had been updated.
For additional Washington Post corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.

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