CAMERA Prompts Washington Post Correction on Palestinian Terrorist Attack

After contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post has changed inaccurate wording in a June 13, 2021, report.

That article, by Jerusalem bureau chief Steve Hendrix, initially stated that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu “leaves behind a booming economy, newfound international respect and a decade without bus bombings by Palestinian militants [emphasis added].”

Yet, as CAMERA pointed out to Post editors and staff, the latter claim isn’t true.

On June 24, 2021, the dispatch was commendably changed, and per standard journalistic practice, a correction was appended, stating:

“Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Israel had experienced a decade without bus bombings under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A bus bombing in 2016 injured at least 21 people. The article has been updated.”

For additional Washington Post corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.