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Los Angeles Times Corrects After Underreporting Gaza Rocket Attacks

Following communication from CAMERA's Israel office, The Los Angeles Times today corrects an article which greatly underreported ongoing rocket attacks against Israel over the last several months. As noted yesterday in our Snapshots blog, the March 13 article by Kate Shuttleworth and Rushdi Abu Alouf incorrectly reported that before the four missiles fired from Gaza last Friday, "The last missile attack from the Gaza Strip was in October 2015."
Snapshots reported: "In fact, at least twice monthly in November, in December and in January, Palestinian terrorists fired rockets at Israel."
CAMERA staff emailed and tweeted Times editors details about the multiple attacks since October.
In response, editors today commendably published this correction:
Gaza airstrikes: In the March 13 Section A, an article about a retaliatory airstrike by Israel reported that four missiles fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel last week were the first such projectiles fired since October. The missiles were the first since October to prompt an Israeli response that led to Palestinian deaths.
Editors have also corrected online, inserting a "For the Record" note directly after the incorrect assertion that the rocket attacks Friday were the first since last October. (See screen shot below.)
For additional Los Angeles Times corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.

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