UKMW prompts Indy correction to Israeli ‘occupation of Lebanon’ claim

On Dec. 6, we tweeted a journalist at The Independent about a story which falsely suggested that Israel occupied all of Lebanon from the early 80s to 2000.

We also communicated our concerns to editors, who upheld our complaint and revised the sentence in question, which no accurately states that Israel occupied only southern Lebanon during those years.

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  1. The correction did not go far enough. They should have mentioned that Syria occupied 50% of the country over 35 years. Also Israel did not occupy Lebanon for the whole period. The 1st incursion lasted 2.5 years from June 1982 to January 1985.

    There are no known tunnels from Lebanon into Syria.