Israel Not to Blame: False Photo Caption Corrected

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The following two photos attributed to Hatem Moussa of the Associated Press appeared in a Daily Telegraph photo montage:



In the first caption, the fire at the Karni Crossing was attributed to shelling while the second photo caption was more specific, claiming that the cargo terminal was “shelled by Israeli tanks.”

It would be unthinkable that Israel were to attack its own crossing through which cargo goods enter the Gaza Strip. Indeed, the IDF has confirmed that the fire was a result of a Palestinian rocket that fell short.

Credit to the Daily Telegraph for promptly amending the captions when informed of the error by HonestReporting.


HonestReporting was also in contact with AP, which was responsible for supplying these photos and captions to numerous media outlets around the world. AP has now amended the captions on the offending photos.

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