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March 14, 2016

LA Times Wrong on Rocket Redux

March 15 Update: Los Angeles Times Corrects After Underreporting Gaza Rocket Attacks

The Los Angeles Times incorrectly reported that Friday's rocket attacks against Israel were the first instance of rocket fire from Gaza since October 2015. In fact, at least twice monthly in November, in December and in January, Palestinian terrorists fired rockets at Israel.

Kate Shuttleworth and Rushi Abu Alouf erred yesterday: "The last missile attack from the Gaza Strip was in October 2015."

(Palestinian terror groups fired rockets, not missiles, into Israel, including in October 2015).

Thus, on Jan. 24, the Associated Press reported: "Earlier Monday, the Israeli military said it fired an aerial strike at a Hamas military training facility in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the territory. No injuries were reported."

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According to Haaretz, Palestinian terror groups fired five rockets at Israel on New Year's Day.

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On Jan. 1, the Associated Press reported: "Late on Friday, gunmen in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at Israel causing no injuries or damage, the Israeli military said."

On Dec. 17, 2015, Haaretz reported that a rocket fired that evening at Israel fell short, landing in the Gaza Strip.

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On Dec. 13, 2015, AP reported: "Late Sunday, the Israeli army said Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket that landed in an open area of southern Israel. No injuries were reported."

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On Nov. 18, Haaretz reported that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded near the border fence.

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Again, on Nov. 8, 2015, AP reported: "Later [Sunday], militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israeli that exploded in the south of the country causing no injuries or damage, the military said. Gaza militants inspired by the Islamic State group have taken responsibility for recent rocket attacks. Israel holds the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza accountable for all attacks emanating from the territory."

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

Posted by TS at March 14, 2016 06:10 AM


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