CiF Watch prompts correction to Times of London claim over 'fired' Arab workers

A Dec. 1st Times of London article (Israel poised to vote on law for ‘Jewish state’) makes the claim that the mayor of the Israeli city of Ashkelon barred Palestinian construction workers from city schools.

Times Mayor
This is not accurate.

Mayor Shimshoni, per multiple press reports over the last few days, at first did announce that he was going to prevent Arab workers from working at city kindergartens where new bomb shelters were being installed, but then rescinded his order following criticism from across the Israeli political spectrum.

Indeed, a Times of London article by Gregg Carlstrom on Nov. 24th accurately noted that  “the mayor of Ashkelon tried to ban Palestinian construction workers from schools”. 
Shortly after alerting Times of London editors to the error, they revised the passage to note that the mayor only initially attempted to bar Palestinians. 

They also published the following in their Corrections & Clarifications section:

We commend Times of London editors on their prompt correction.

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