CAMERA’s Israel office yesterday prompted correction after Haaretz’s English edition mistakenly identified convicted terrorist Samir Kuntar, who in 1979 and brutally murdered Danny Haran and his four-year-old daughter Einat, as Palestinian. A second daughter, 2, accidentally smothered to death while her mother kept her hidden. Kuntar was a Lebanese Druze.
Yesterday’s print edition article, “Kahol Lavan to back request to bank Arab MK Heba Yazbak from running in election” (page 3and online here
The Kahol Lavan party is likely to support a request to bar Israeli Arab lawmaker Heba Yazbak of the Joint List from running for reelection on March 2 over a Facebook post that hailed a Palestinian convicted of killing an Israeli family in an attack in the late 1970s as a “fighting martyr.”
In addition, the online subheadline repeats the erroneous description of Kuntar as Palestinian: “Hebrew Yazbak under fire after hailing Palestinian convicted of killing Israeli family as a ‘martyr.” In response to communication from CAMERA, editors amended the digital subheadline and text. The accurate heading now states: “Heba Yazbak under fire after hailing convicted killer of Israeli family as a ‘martyr.'” In addition, the same accurate language now appears in the text itself. Contrary to common journalistic practice, the correction is not noted at the bottom of the article.
As of this writing, a correction has not yet appeared in the print edition.