The Telegraph’s 2014 World News Review of the biggest stories in politics and culture included international news stories such as the disappearance of flight MH370, the crisis in Ukraine, the bloody march of ISIS jihadists and, of course, the war between Israel and Hamas.
Interestingly, while there wasn’t a word devoted to the carnage in Syria (save a passing reference to ISIS control of parts of the war-torn country), out of 238 total words in the Telegraph’s introduction to their year-in-review page, 60 words (25% of the total) were devoted to Gaza.
Here’s the paragraph on Gaza.
Additionally, as you can see, Telegraph editors forgot to note that the teens (Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both aged 16, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach) were murdered by terrorists shortly after their abduction.
Finally, when you open the Gaza section in the main Year in Review page you may notice one other glaring error:
In addition to the fact that the section erases important context regarding the incessant rocket fire from Gaza in the days following the boys’ murder (rocket fire which motivated Israel’s government to eventually launch Operation Protective Edge), The Telegraph erroneously claims that the three abductees were actually Palestinian.
Whilst conflating Palestinians with Israelis (in the passage cited above) likely represents an innocent error, we’re at a loss to explain how their top foreign editors could fail to note that three innocent Jewish teens were in fact murdered by Hamas terrorists in their paper’s intro to the lead-up to the summer war.
UPDATE: Following our post, The Telegraph amended the passage with the erroneous reference to kidnapped “Palestinians”.