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Complainant Name:
Ms Janet Green

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Independent

Complaint:

Ms Janet Green of London complained that an article about Israel had inaccurately claimed that it was illegal for Israeli civilians to go to the West Bank, and that a security barrier was designed to cut off the territory’s Palestinians. In fact, the complainant said that hundreds of thousands of Israeli civilians lived in West Bank settlements, and that the barrier cut through the West Bank, often separating Palestinians from each other.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:

In an article on Israel’s 60th anniversary, (2 May 2008) we reported that it was illegal for Israeli civilians to go to the West Bank. We have been asked to clarify that this applies only to the areas of the West Bank under Palestinian control, and that the security barrier erected by Israel leaves many Palestinians on the Israeli side.

Report: 77



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