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October 12, 2015

AFP Headline Fumbles, Drops Palestinian Bombing

An Agence France Presse headline yesterday attributes a bombing attack, carried out yesterday morning by Palestinian Asra Jabas at a checkpoint near Jerusalem, to Israel:

afp headline Israeli air strike.JPG

The casual reader who glances only at headlines and does not read the accompanying story would believe that Israeli carried both a bomb strike and a bomb attack.

Following CAMERA's communication with AFP, editors updated the story with a new headline, opting to omit the bombing entirely, rather than noting that it was carried out by a Palestinian.

AFP headline bombing dropped.JPG

Posted by TS at October 12, 2015 04:20 AM


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