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CAMERA's UK Media Prompts Telegraph Update on Killing of Gaza Family

Cross-posted from CAMERA's UK Media Watch

We recently posted about an attack, during the summer 2014 war, on a Gaza home which killed nearly a dozen members of the Siyyam family in light of a new IDF Military Attorney General (MAG) report which concluded that the family was NOT killed by the IDF. The MAG report concluded that an errant Hamas rocket was likely to blame.

We noted that reports in the Guardian andTelegraph shortly after the incident both blamed Israel for the attack.

Though both publications reported within the past few days on the conclusions of the new MAG report, neither updated their original stories to acknowledge this new information.

Following our communication with the Telegraph, however, they agreed to add the following addendum to their July 21, 2014 article:
UPDATE: In August 2016 Israeli military prosecutors disputed media reports that 12 members of the Siyam family – including six children – were killed on July 21, 2014, by an Israeli airstrike. They concluded that no strikes were carried out in that area at the time by Israeli forces and suggested instead that the family had been killed by a botched Hamas rocket launch near the house.
We thank Telegraph editors for the addendum. 

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