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Al Jazeera Retracts Gaza Flood Article, Publishes Correction


CAMERA alerted al Jazeera to its false characterization of Israel opening dams to cause flooding in Gaza on Feb. 23, 2013. Two days later, Al Jazeera commendably retracted the erroneous article.  

The outlet replaced the article with the following correction:


Article retracted, 25/2/2015.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this page hosted an article which stated that Israel had, without warning, opened a number of dams, which had resulted in a part of Gaza being flooded.
This was false. 
In southern Israel, there are no dams of the type which can be opened.
We apologise for this error. 
Al Jazeera depends on objective reporting and strives to correct all errors of fact. We are committed to accountability and transparency. 
We encourage our audience and others to identify and report our mistakes.

Although Agence France Presse spread similar misinformation in a video claiming Israel flooded Gaza, and although it pulled its video from several websites, it has yet to formally acknowledge or correct its error. (Or its other error.)
 
March 1 Update: AFP Sets the Record Straight on Gaza Flooding

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