Corrections

UK Media Watch prompts Guardian correction to Palestinian terror victim claim


Earlier today, we posted about an April 22 Guardian/AFP story  about a request by the parents of murdered Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir to erase his name from a monument for terror victims in Jerusalem.

The article claimed that the initial decision by authorities to include Abu Khdeir was the first time the name of a Palestinian killed by Jewish Israelis had been listed on the terror victims’ memorial at Mount Herzl. However, we noted that CAMERA’s Israel office recently prompted a correction at Times of Israel to the exact same claim about Abu Khdeir.

CAMERA noted the following:

A brief search reveals that there are [a few] more Arabs killed by Jews whose names appear on the Har Herzl memorial. They are Michael Bachut, 55, of Shfaram, shot to death on Aug. 4, 2005 by Eden Natan Zada (plaque 63 on the memorial) and Hamis Eyob 32, of Shuafat in Jerusalem, murdered by Jewish passengers in his taxi April 23, 1985 (plaque 50).

In addition, Muhammed Abed Rabba, 23, of Tsur Bachar, in Jerusalem, killed April 25, 2002, by Israeli soldiers who mistakenly thought him suspicious, also appears on the Herzl memorial for terror victims (plaque 72). And, Samir Akram Balbisi was killed by Jack Teitel in 1997.

Shortly after contacting the Guardian and alerting them to the error, they revised the article accordingly. It now includes the following addendum.

corexWe commend Guardian editors on the prompt correction. 

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