UK Media Watch prompts revision to Guardian claim that Israel launched war to avenge teens' murder

As we noted in a recent post, a March 16th Guardian video story (Could the Israeli left beat Bibi?) co-produced and narrated by Phoebe Greenwood included this claim at the 1:14 mark:

In July, 2014, Israel launched a military offensive in Gaza. Netanyahu said this was in retaliation for the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank.

This of course is flat-out wrong. Israel launched Operation Protective Edge to stop rocket attacks from Gaza, and Netanyahu never once claimed that it was in “retaliation for the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers”.
After contacting Guardian editors, the following addendum was added below the video.
We commend Guardian editors for the clarification.

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