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March 22, 2012

Ha'aretz Photo Time Warp

A Ha'aretz story yesterday by Oz Rosenberg alleging "increasing Border Police harassment" of Palestinian children in eastern Jerusalem, including at schools, was accompanied by the following photo:

Haaretz silwan arrest.jpg

The caption in the English print edition reads:

Police detaining a Silwan teen on suspicion of throwing stones earlier this year.

But the Reuters photo is not from 2012. Nor is it from the last 12 months. The photo is actually from Jan. 28, 2011. The original Reuters caption reads:

An undercover Israeli police officer and border police officers detain a Palestinian youth on suspicion of throwing stones during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan January 28, 2011. An Israeli police spokesperson said that a police officer and an Israeli woman were injured by rocks thrown at them. Israeli police detained four Palestinian stone-throwing youths during the clashes. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

So the photo is more than a year old, and not from 2012. If Ha'aretz could not find a relevant recent image of students being arrested or harrassed in or near their schools, then it's acceptable to use a related file photo provided it is labeled accordingly. But it's not acceptable to pass it off an illustrative file photo as if it is current. Stay tuned for a correction.

March 25 Update: After Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew department, communicated with editors, Ha'aretz has quietly changed the online caption, but has not issued a correction in print. Nor does the online edition indicate that the original caption misdated the date. The updated image and caption are below:

Haaretz silwan corrected.jpg

Posted by TS at March 22, 2012 07:30 AM


It figures Gazaretz supports the Palestinians who send their children as props for Pallywood.
Why didn't Gazaretz shows the pics of the Asher and Yonatan Palmer who were murdered by Palestinian terrorist rock throwers in Hebron.
Oh I forgot, dead Jews dont bother Gazaretz.

Posted by: Ed Frias at March 22, 2012 08:34 AM

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