DPA Corrects Captions: Rocket Attacks On Israel Are Actual, Not Alleged

CAMERA’s Israel office today prompted corrections of numerous Deutsche Presse-Agentur photo captions which had erroneously referred to hundreds of rocket attacks on Israel as “alleged,” as if it wasn’t yet certain that Palestinians in Gaza have carried out hundreds of these attacks since Saturday morning.

The misleading captions had stated:
Over the past 24 hours, more than 200 rockets have been allegedly fired from Gaza into Israel killing one civilian and injuring dozens, in retaliation, the Israeli army conducted dozens of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, killing at least four people.
A sampling of the numerous erroneous captions follow:

05 May 2019, Palestinian Territories, Gaza City: Debris of a destroyed shop is seen after it was hit by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. Over the past 24 hours, more than 200 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel killing one civilian and injuring dozens, in retaliation, the Israeli army conducted dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killing at least four people. Photo: Mohammed Talatene/dpa

 

05 May 2019, Palestinian Territories, Gaza City: A man inspects the damage at a shop after it was hit by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. Over the past 24 hours, more than 200 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel killing one civilian and injuring dozens, in retaliation, the Israeli army conducted dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killing at least four people. Photo: Mohammed Talatene/dpa

 

05 May 2019, Palestinian Territories, Gaza City: Debris pictured covering the streets of an area hit by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. Over the past 24 hours, more than 200 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel killing one civilian and injuring dozens, in retaliation, the Israeli army conducted dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killing at least four people. Photo: Mohammed Talatene/dpa

In response to communication from CAMERA, editors at DPA, the German press agency, immediately and commendably corrected all of the captions, removing the word “allegedly.”