Guardian claims it’s a fact that Rasmieh Odeh was raped & tortured by Israel (update)

A Reuters article published at the Guardian on Feb. 25th on the latest regarding the US legal battle over Palestinian terrorist Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, who killed two in an Israeli supermarket bombing in 1969, included this strapline:
However, as the article makes clear, it is only an unproven claim that Odeh as “raped and tortured”. 

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 68, has said her confession to the bombing was the result of severe torture by the Israeli military, including rape and electric shocks.

We’ve complained to Guardian editors, requesting a correction. For more background on Odeh, see these posts at Legal Insurrection.

(UPDATE: A few hours after our complaint to editors, the Guardian corrected the error)

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