Numerous Agence France Presse photo captions state as fact Hamas' claim that four-year-old Ahmed Abu Abed died after being wounded by Israeli fire despite the fact that the agency itself reported that the circumstances of the death have not been independently verified.
Months after the Hamas-run Ministry of Health removed Laila al-Ghandour from the list of fatalities it blames on Israel, a caption in Reuters' Pictures of the Year 2018 falsely claims the infant died from inhaling tear gas at the Gaza border with Israel. In response to communication from CAMERA, Reuters corrects.
After reporting yesterday that "Iran has never threatened to attack Israel," the Associated Press' unfortunate clarification today casts those very threats as a matter of Israeli perception, as opposed to reality.
CBSN falsely reported yesterday that in this week's round of violence, "Palestinians have fired hundreds of rockets at Israel's military." In fact, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired several hundreds rockets at scores of Israeli communities – not Israel's military – targeting civilians across the country's south.
Haaretz's inexplicable inclusion of Linda Sarsour's condemnation of the synagogue massacre alongside those of Israeli leaders is puzzling. But the paper's failure to note Sarsour's embrace of Louis Farrakhan is downright reprehensible, and gives a false hechsher (kosher stamp) to a purveyor of anti-Semitism.
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."
AFP's basic premises -- that young eager swimmers in Gaza have nowhere to practice besides the polluted coast and that the athletes are so desperate that they swim in waters that hardly anyone else would dare enter -- just don't hold water.
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.
CNN and Associated Press headlines falsely placed a number of Palestinians who infiltrated into Israel after they blew a hole through the Gaza fence as killed "in Gaza" when they were closing in on Israeli soldiers in Israeli territory.
In an article about dramatic moments at the United Nations, the Associated Press covers up the most dramatic element of Yasir Arafat's 1974 address: that he brought a gun to the UN and delivered the address while sporting the holster. Six years ago, in contrast, AP delivered a straight account of the incident.