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Complainant Name:
Mr Sharif Nashashibi

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times

Complaint:

Mr Sharif Nashashibi of Arab Media Watch complained that an article had inaccurately described Israel’s security barrier as running “along the boundary” with the West Bank. He pointed out that 80-90% of the barrier lay inside Palestinian territory and if it were to run along the West Bank boundary it would not be the subject of such condemnation.

Resolution:

The newspaper sought to explain that the brief reference under dispute was descriptive shorthand used in an article about a separate issue. However, the newspaper accepted that had there been more space, it would have been more accurate to state “along and inside the boundary with the West Bank”. The newspaper agreed to make this amendment to the online version of the article and to annotate its internal database records. The complaint was resolved on this basis.

Report: 76



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