In French, Agence France Presse managed to report accurately on Doctors Without Borders' entreaty to Palestinian and Israeli authorities to address the healthcare situation in Gaza. Why couldn't they do it in English?
CAMERA prompts correction of a New Yorker article which had falsely claimed that Israeli troops killed a Gaza fisherman "ostensibly for sailing past the six-mile limit," but the improved version still neglects to report that according to both Israeli and Palestinian sources, Nawaf Attar was approaching the Gaza security fence when he was shot dead.
An AFP infographic grossly minimizes the impact of Palestinian attacks on Israel while at the same time emphasizing the impact of Israel's military response on Gaza.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which had incorrectly blamed the Israeli blockade for unpaid salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority, not Israel, slashed Gaza salaries.
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.
CAMERA prompts correction of the latest case of "Haaretz, Lost in Translation." Haaretz's English edition had erroneously reported that a new World Bank report cited Gaza unemployment as 70 percent. In fact, as the journalist accurately reported in Hebrew, that figure refers to youth.
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.
Doctors Without Borders gunman Hani Majdalawi "didn't even know how to use a weapon," said his brother Osama in The Los Angeles Times, casting doubt on the Israeli charge. A post earlier on Osama's Facebook page, however, boasted that Hani "bought the weapon with his own money." Osama cites hackers as at fault for the discrepancy.