Getty Images Corrects Captions on ‘War’ in Gaza

CAMERA’s Israel office last week prompted corrections of multiple Getty Images captions which erroneously referred to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrating the holiday of Eid al-Fitr “against a backdrop of war.”

While Hamas is attempting to stir up violence in the West Bank, there is currently no war in Gaza, the West Bank, or Israel. While there have been several deadly Palestinian terror attacks in Israeli cities and West Bank settlements in the last month, and Palestinians have attacked Israeli soldiers carrying out arrest operations, leading to clashes, there is not “war.” 

A sampling of the erroneous captions as they originally below.

Palestinian Muslims attend the morning Eil al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City on May 2, 2022 in Gaza City, Gaza. Palestinians living in the Gaza enclave mark the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr celebrations against a backdrop of war. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)

 

Palestinian Muslims attend the morning Eil al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City on May 2, 2022 in Gaza City, Gaza. Palestinians living in the Gaza enclave mark the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr celebrations against a backdrop of war. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)

 

Palestinian Muslims attend the morning Eil al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City on May 2, 2022 in Gaza City, Gaza. Palestinians living in the Gaza enclave mark the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr celebrations against a backdrop of war. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)

In response to communication from CAMERA staff, Getty editors promptly and commendably amended the captions to accurately refer to “a backdrop of increased Israel-Palestinian tensions.”