Following a Washington Post correction, Reuters today also corrects the erroneous claim that "Pittsburgh Jewish leaders" penned a letter to President Trump telling him he is unwelcome at memorial events for the Tree of Life massacre victims.
Several Reuters captions Friday failed to note that balloons sent from Gaza into Israel were carrying incendiary devices. One caption refers cryptically to balloons carrying an unspecified type of "device."
An AFP article today falsely depicts the destruction of a Beersheba home, which this morning suffered a direct hit from a rocket fired from Gaza, as limited to "damage to the garden of the family home." CAMERA prompts correction.
When the Israeli army disputed Hamas' account which blamed Israel for the death of 12-year-old Shady Abdel-Aal, AP rose to the journalistic challenge with accurate coverage. Reuters responsibly corrected when presented with information contradicting Hamas. AFP, in contrast, has yet to correct even as Hamas itself has backtracked.
CAMERA prompts Reuters to correct after an article erroneously referred to Tel Aviv as shorthand for Israel. The news agency also corrected a headline which inaccurately stated that a new Israeli laws "bans some left-wing groups," while the law in question also affects right-wing groups which take action against Israel's army.
Reuters captions early this week about the devastation in southern Israel caused by Palestinian "kite terror" ignored the fires' cause. In response to CAMERA's communication, subsequent captions note "Palestinians have been causing blazes by flying kites and balloons loaded with flammable materials."
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Reuters feature on Jerusalem which wrongly reported that the Western Wall is the only surviving above ground remain from the Temple Mount.
As Palestinians in Gaza, backed by Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups, continue to riot, and Israeli soldiers struggle to keep the demonstrators from the country’s borders, media coverage has often failed to accurately report on the clashes.
Yesterday The Los Angeles Times and Reuters both departed from their usual language which acknowledges that among the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced in 1948, some fled and some were driven out. While Reuters has updated, The Times has yet to address its misleading passage which noted only those who were driven out, ignoring the majority who fled of their own accord, often at their leaders' behest.
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of a Reuters caption in Arabic which misidentified a Palestinian participating in clashes at the Gaza border as Israeli.