UKMW prompts Times of London correction on Hamas’s terror designation

Following our complaint to Times of London over an Oct. 13th article by Bel True and Anshel Pfeffer which erroneously suggested that only Israel considers Hamas a terror organisation, editors revised the sentence to note that the UK, US and EU also official designate Hamas a terror group.

On Thursday, we complained to Times of London editors over an article by Bel True and Anshel Pfeffer (Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agree deal to govern Gaza together, Oct. 13th) which suggested that only Israel considers Hamas a terror organisation.

You can see the original wording in the sentence in question in a follow-up tweet we sent to the two Times journalists.

In our email to editors, we noted previous articles they’ve published which correctly noted that the UK, US and EU (and other individual countries) consider Hamas a terror group as well.

The following day, we were informed the that passage had been revised. (They attributed the omission to an editing error.) 

Here’s the new language:

We commend Times of London editors on the prompt correction.

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