|February 22, 2018|
Reuters Corrects on Entebbe Hijacking
A Reuters article about an upcoming film on the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane incorrectly claimed that the hijackers segregated only Israeli passengers:
Separating Israeli from non-Israelis after removing them from the plane, the hijackers freed 148 non-Israeli passengers over the course of several days and kept 94 mainly Israeli passengers along with the 12 crew members, threatening to kill them if their demands were not met.
After CAMERA informed Reuters that in fact the hijackers targeted Jews, the wire service commendably corrected its article. The updated language now notes:
Separating out Jewish passengers, both Israeli citizens and non-Israelis, after removing all passengers and crew from the plane, the hijackers freed 148 non-Jews over the course of several days and kept about 100 Jewish passengers and crew members, threatening to kill them if their demands were not met.
Reuters prominently informs readers of the correction, noting: "This story has been refiled to make clear in para 4 that all Jewish passengers, not just Israeli citizens, were separated out by the hijackers." CAMERA secured a similar correction
from AFP earlier this week.
For additional Reuters corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.