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Presspectiva Prompts Yediot Achronot Correction

Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew-language Web site, has prompted a correction on an Op-Ed in the Israeli (Hebrew) daily Yediot Achronot, which had falsely accused Kiryat Arba residents of regularly shooting their Palestinian neighbors. CAMERA's English translation of the error and correction follow:

Error (Yediot Achronot, Asaf Gefen, Op-Ed, 9/23/11): Although it isn't clear if this [funding from the Ministry of the Development of the Negev and the Galil for a new cultural center in Kiryat Arba] is because Kiryat Arba is in the Negev or because the residents of the place have a practice of shooting their neighbors with a Galil. [A Galil is an Israeli-made semi-automatic machine gun.]

Correction (10/14/11): Contrary to what may have been understood from a previous column, the residents of Kiryat Arba do not have the practice of shooting their Palestinian neighbors.

CAMERA and Presspectiva commend Yediot on its clarification, and note that it follows a recent correction regarding a Ha'aretz Op-Ed which had similarly and falsely charged residents of the Anatot of regular attacks on Palestinians and Israeli activists.

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