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October 08, 2015

Erroneous LA Times Downplays Har Nof Atrocity

Oct. 9 Update: LA Times Corrects Caption Which Downplayed Har Nof Atrocity

An erroneous Los Angeles Times photo caption Tuesday (Oct. 6) minimizes a 2014 Palestinian attack in a Jerusalem synagogue in which the assailants killed five Israelis, four of them in prayer, along with a policeman who came to assist.

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The caption states:

A relative of Ghassan abu Jamal, who was killed last year after attacking a religious school in Jerusalem, at the family home in East Jerusalem demolished by Israel.

Ghassan abu Jamal's attack was not on a "religious school." It was on four Jews engaged in their morning prayers in a Jerusalem synagogue, along with a Druze police officer who came to the scene to try to halt the murderous rampage. Abu Jamal, along with his another Palestinian attacker, brutally murdered the five Israelis. As The Los Angeles Times reported at the time:

Two attackers brandishing weapons including a handgun and a meat cleaver burst into the synagogue early Tuesday, killing four worshipers -- three of them with American citizenship, including a prominent rabbi, and the fourth a British national. As police officers converged on the scene within minutes, the assailants shot at least one of them before being slain. The officer later died, Israeli media reported.

CAMERA has contacted editors to request a correction. Stay tuned for an update.

Posted by TS at October 8, 2015 04:03 AM


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