CAMERA Prompts New York Times Correction on Palestinian Rally Photo

After a caption on a photo of a Palestinian rally wrongly stated the demonstrators were protesting Hamas’s refusal to recognize Israel, CAMERA staff prompted the following correction:

Error (New York Times, photo caption, 9/23/06): Supporters of Fatah rallied yesterday in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip to protest the stance of Hamas leaders on recognizing Israel.

Correction (9/27/06): A picture caption on Saturday about an anti-Hamas rally in Gaza by supporters of the rival Palestinian group Fatah misstated the purpose of the rally. It was to protest what participants called an atmosphere of fear created by Hamas leaders, not over the stance of Hamas on recognizing Israel.

Reuters photograph that ran in the Sept. 23 New York Times

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