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March 28, 2018

Ahed Tamimi's Time Served Lost in Haaretz Translation

Last week, Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen filmed while she was hitting an Israeli soldier, reached a plea agreement in which she was sentenced to eight months in prison, including three months already served, plus a 5,000 shekel fine. As Haaretz's Hebrew edition reported (CAMERA's translation):

Tamimi, who was filmed hitting a soldier, was sentenced to eight months in prison, three of which she already served, and a fine of 5,000 shekels.

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The English version of the same article by Yotam Berger, however, dropped the fact that the sentence included time already served. It states ("Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Reaches Plea Bargain, to Serve 8 Months in Israeli Prison"):

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi reached a plea bargain with military prosecution on Wednesday, according to which she is to be sentenced to eight months in prison. … In addition to the eight month jail sentence, she is to pay a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,437).


In addition, a second story on Haaretz's English site, attributed to both Reuters and Haaretz, also does not include the information about the three months served.

While The Evening Standard has commendably added this information after initially omitting it, as of this writing Haaretz has yet to add the fact that Tamimi's sentence includes the three months served.

For more instances of "Haaretz, Lost in Translation," please see here.

Posted by TS at March 28, 2018 02:24 AM


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