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November 19, 2012

Updated: Note to Yahoo! News: Israelis Seeking Shelter are not "Gaza Children"

Nov. 21 Update: Yahoo! News Corrects

What's wrong with this headline? Hint: That's Hebrew on the sign, not Arabic.

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This shot, according to the caption, is of Israeli children running for shelter during a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on November 15, 2012 in Nitzan, Israel. So why does the headline and subhead refer only to "Gaza's children" struggling in the crossfire?

Perhaps it's too much to ask for Yahoo! News to understand that, unlike Palestinian children suffering in Gaza, the Israeli children are not "caught in the crossfire" but are intentionally targeted by Hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets. But surely it isn't too much to ask for Yahoo! to put an accurate headline on its photo montage of Israeli and Palestinian children, so that it expresses concern for both Palestinian and Israeli children.

CAMERA has contacted Yahoo! News editors about the issue. We will update you if they correct their partial headline.

Posted by GI at November 19, 2012 05:29 PM


The montage is even worse that explained above. Nearly half of the 12 photographs show Israelis sitiing in or running for shelters and another couple show typical Pallywood shots (clean children in bright colors climbing on rubble).

Posted by: Anonymous at November 20, 2012 09:53 AM

The hebrew sign should be a good clue to these Yahoos.

Posted by: linda at November 20, 2012 10:28 AM

I agree, the Hebrew is an obvious clue that this is not Gaza and Israeli children are affected too!!!

Posted by: GM at November 20, 2012 02:09 PM

These are not Gaza children they are Jewish children and this is Israel as per the location and the Hebrew sign in the picture

Posted by: Truth 4u at November 20, 2012 02:31 PM

This small children, Jews, Israelis and frightened fleeing from nearly 1000 rockets were scattered Israel.
Proof that the blue and white sign on the left listed in Hebrew.
Media must understand one thing if Hamas will lower the weapon will be peace if Israel lowered the weapon would not be Israel

Posted by: dor at November 20, 2012 03:10 PM

Yahoo... get glasses. Maybe you don't know what Hebrew looks like. Maybe you don't know what Hebrew is. Maybe you don't know where they speak Hebrew. Do you kknow where Gaza is? Do you know the language that is spoken in Gaza? Did you even look at the picture before you captioned it?
Don't give in to Hamas propaganda. Cross your "T's" and dot you "I's."Check your facts. Get it right.

Posted by: Jack at November 20, 2012 03:15 PM

Misleading Header.
It is in Israel in the area of the city ASHKELON the the little boys are Jewish.

Thank you for efforts and correcting the wrong information.

Posted by: Miki at November 20, 2012 03:33 PM

WTF? can't they see it the sign in hebrew? these are israeli kids not gazan!

Posted by: a worried yahooster at November 20, 2012 03:43 PM

This is Israel, Obviously seen by the Hebrew writing in the upper-left corner.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 20, 2012 04:19 PM

It must be very easy to get a job in the news business.

Posted by: Aa at November 20, 2012 04:31 PM

hey dummies, these are Israeli kids ducking for cover

Posted by: joey at November 20, 2012 04:33 PM

"We will not post comments that include racism, bigotry, threats, or factually inaccurate material"....this is inaccurate material...this pic is from Israel

Posted by: Isaac at November 20, 2012 05:56 PM

They are Israeli's children !!

Posted by: Maya Cohen at November 20, 2012 06:02 PM

I recently tried posting this on the NY Times Lede Blog but was apparently blocked by Robert Mackey ! Please repost on NYT if possible. The truth is always the victim when Palestinians are involved:

Where are the fact checkers? What happened to the truth?

Hamas murdered at least six unarmed civilian Gaza residents. I'm not surprised the New York Times and Lede blog have ignored this and other war crimes being committed by the Islamic terror organization:

Hamas proxies are using images of Syrians and claiming they are injured in Gaza:

Yahoo news posts photos of Israeli children running to bomb shelters but claims they are Gazans:

Hamas killed another Arab child with an errant rocket and blamed it on Israel although there weren't any Airplanes flying overhead. CNN promoted the lies and continues to do so:

And here is one of the best articles written this week:

Posted by: TZAHAL at November 20, 2012 06:30 PM

The Yahoo website is currently headlined "Children caught in Middle East crossfire", although the URL still points to - referencing GAZA'S CHILDREN.

Posted by: Willem-Jaakob Porto at November 21, 2012 01:55 AM

what is worng with the media? I've seen pic of syria ans Israel with the headline "gaza" common! check your source... hamas is lying to you...
this is Israel under rockets attak from gaza

Posted by: KKK at November 21, 2012 03:42 AM

shame on you!! this is photo from Israel

Posted by: jonny at November 21, 2012 03:50 AM

shame on you!! this is photo from Israel
shame on yahoo! not on the blog!

Posted by: jonny at November 21, 2012 03:56 AM

idiots!!! this picture was photographed in israel...

Posted by: moran at November 21, 2012 08:00 AM

URL still says GAZA's CHILDREN

Posted by: TDL at November 21, 2012 08:31 AM

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