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October 10, 2012

At Ma'an, Gaza Training Camps are Just 'Homes'

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Yesterday we pointed out that while the Agence France-Presse reported that there were no eye witnesses of an attack on olive trees attributed to Eli settlers, the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency reported that there were eye witnesses.

For the second day in a row, a Ma'an report is contradicted by the AFP. Today, regarding an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip which took place this morning, AFP reports:

Palestinian security sources confirmed the strike had hit a training camp in Beit Lahiya which was used by militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the ruling Hamas movement. (Emphasis added.)

Ma'an ignores the fact that Palestinian security forces confirmed the Israeli claim that the airstrike hit a Hamas training camp. Instead, the Palestinian news agency reports, without providing a source:

The strike targeted Beit Lahiya and caused material damage to several homes, with no injuries reported. (Emphasis added.)

Posted by TS at October 10, 2012 05:10 AM

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