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January 15, 2013

Updated: LA Times' Tent Tales

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Contrary to the LA Times report, no tents were removed (Reuters photo)

Israel's evacuation of a Palestinian protest camp in the E-1 area this weekend has generated a number of headlines, and a number of errors as well (some of which have already been corrected, thanks to CAMERA and our affiliate CiF Watch). Here's another one yesterday from the Los Angeles Times:

Activists said the police carried the approximately 100 activists from the site, and then allowed them to return home. Police also removed 25 tents from the area. (Emphasis added.)

In fact, the police did not remove a single tent from the E-1 area protest camp this weekend, a fact reported in numerous media outlets including the Times of Israel, which stated: "The 25 tents at the site were left untouched, though soldiers remained at the site to keep any activists from returning."

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld has confirmed the information for CAMERA. We have contacted editors requesting a correction. Stay tuned.

Jan. 16 Update: CAMERA Prompts LA Times Correction: No Tents Removed

Posted by TS at January 15, 2013 08:01 AM


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