In a basic factual error, ABC’s David Muir, last night erred on his program, “World News Tonight with David Muir,” incorrectly stating: “Hamas firing more than 150 rockets into Israel for the first time in seven years.”
In fact, in the last seven years, terror groups have fired over 150 rockets into Israel on multiple occasions.
.@DavidMuir, please note. Contrary to your report, this is NOT 1st time Gazans have fired >150 rockets at Israel in last 7 years. Previously, there was 11/19 (450 rockets); 5/19 (<700); 11/18 (460); 8/18 (200); 7/18 (200 rockets, mortars). @CAMERAorg https://t.co/GYg7AWMek4
— Tamar Sternthal (@TamarSternthal) May 11, 2021
In November 2019, Gazans fired some 450 rockets at Israel in less than 50 hours. On Nov. 15, 2019, ABC’s news site reported: “Palestinian militants fired more than 450 rockets toward Israel . . .”
In May 2019, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired nearly 700 rockets at Israel. At the time, ABC’s web site reported: “Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war.”
In November 2018, terror groups in the Gaza Strip fired 460 rockets at Israel in three days. On Nov. 14, 2018, ABC’s Molly Hunter reported: “On Monday, hundreds of rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza . . .”
In August 2018, terrorists in Gaza fired some 200 rockets at Israel.
In July 2018, terror groups in Gaza fired some 200 rockets and mortars at Israel within two days.
Following Muir’s introduction, Martha Raddatz subsequently accurately reported, “And for the first time since the Gaza war in 2014, at least seven of the rockets targeting the holy city of Jerusalem.”
CAMERA has contacted ABC to request correction of Muir’s erroneous statement that yesterday’s barrage of more than 150 rockets was a record in the last seven years. Stay tuned for an update.