Since Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel were abducted and murdered by Palestinian terrorists last month, we’ve prompted two corrections to false claims (at the Independent and the Guardian) that the three teens were ‘settlers’.
More recently, we contacted Indy editors about the following passage in an op-ed at the paper by the British-Israeli anti-Zionist historian (and Guardian contributor) Avi Shlaim.
Here’s the original:
He [Netanyahu] used the abduction of three young Jewish settlers on the West Bank as an excuse for a violent crackdown on Hamas supporters…
Recently, Indy editors once again agreed to correct the erroneous characterization of the three murdered boys, and the passage now reads:
He used the abduction of three Jewish teenagers on the West Bank as an excuse for a violent crackdown on Hamas supporters
We commend Indy editors for correcting Shlaim’s false claim.