Guardian deletes letter accusing IDF of attacking a Palestinian wedding party

We were recently alerted to the following entry in a March 25th edition of the Guardian’s Corrections and Clarifications:

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Here’s the full text of the original letter – co-written by Gwen Backwell, an anti-Israel activist and former head of Liverpool Friends of Palestine – which was removed from the Guardian’s site, per a cached page we located:

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(Color highlights were automatically generated by our Yahoo search)

Though we’re of course glad the Guardian eventually made the correct decision, it would seem that even ‘letters to the editor’ are normally vetted by professional editors to prevent the publication of exactly the kind of wild, completely unsubstantiated defamation the paper saw fit to print last month. 

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