Ha’aretz’s Pfeffer Repeats Lie Blaming Israel for Boy’s Death


reuters-pic-gaza-fakeIn a column ironically about “[c]hildren get[ting] used by politicians all the time” (“Turning a child’s tears into war propaganda“), Ha’aretz‘s Anshel Pfeffer repeats the falsehood that an Israeli air strike killed 4-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah — even though this falsehood has been debunked and corrected for a week now. Pfeffer writes:

. . . . Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, during his visit on Friday to Gaza, posed for a joint photograph with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, holding together the body of a dead baby boy killed in an Israeli air strike.

For the benefit of those who missed it, Pfeffer among them, here is Reuters’ correction from a whole week ago, making clear that an Israeli air strike did not kill this boy:

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Friday (Nov. 22), the same day that Pfeffer falsely blamed Israel for Sadallah’s death, Ha’aretz sent the following appeal to subscribers:

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If Pfeffer’s piece is representative of Ha’aretz “best analyses,” it’s no wonder management finds itself among the media outlets with financial difficulties.

Stay tuned for news of a Ha’aretz correction.

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  1. even reuters correction is weak- it just says “Israel CLAIMS” , and it doesn’t point out that the boy WAS killed by a hamas rocket