New Statesman finally corrects false claim on Abu Akleh killing

A May 26 article in The New Statesman by Alona Farber (“Israel’s double standard on flag-waving is a risk to democracy”) included the following:

After all, the procession, scheduled for Sunday (29 May), comes not long after the Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla, a national symbol for Palestinians, was gunned down in the West Bank, provoking a mass outpouring of grief. The 51-year-old was killed while covering an Israeli army raid in Jenin in the West Bank. The fallout is still ongoing, with the Israeli military announcing that it will not probe her killing

As we wrote in our complaint to the magazine, it is of course not true that the military announced they would not probe her killing.  In fact, they began an investigation immediately after the journalist’s death, and, in June, announced that the investigation was expanded, and now includes “a senior officer with specialized technological abilities from the intelligence department.”
Whilst it’s true that the IDF said they wouldn’t be opening up a “criminal” investigation, that’s not a distinction that the writer made.
After several weeks and a series of emails, editors finally upheld our complaint, amended the sentence and added the following clarification:
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