CAMERA Prompts LA Times Correction on ‘Israeli-Occupied’ Quneitra

CAMERA staff elicited a correction on a Los Angeles Times news article which wrongly stated that the Syrian town of Quneitra is in the “Israeli-occupied” Golan Heights. We first noted the error in our Snapshots blog last week. The error and timely correction follow:

Error (Los Angeles Times, news story with no byline, 10/9/12): Originally from Quneitra in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, [Syrian rebel fighter Hanadi] grew up in the poor Damascus neighborhood of Asali.

Correction (10/12/12): Syrian fighter: An articleIn the Oct. 9 Section A about a female Syrian rebel fighter said that she was originally from Quneitra in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Quneitra, in the Golan Heights, was captured by Israel in the 1967 war, but has been back in Syrian hands since 1974.

CAMERA comends the Times for its timely correction.

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