The Times corrects error on Huwara violence

An article in The Times by Catherine Philp (“Israeli forces kill three ‘Palestinian militants’ in West Bank attack”, Aug. 8) included the following paragraph:

The recent violence in the West Bank has brought about a breakdown in co-operation with Palestinian security forces angered by what they see as widespread impunity for Israel settlers, most of whom have faced no consequences for aggressive actions. No one has been arrested over a settler rampage earlier this year through the village of Huwara so violent that Israel’s military commander labelled it a “pogrom”.

Philp got it wrong.

In fact, 18 Israeli setters were arrested for the violence that day.  And, though most were subsequently released, one settler, a minor, was held in administrative detention before being indicted for charges of racist inspired rioting.

We contacted Times editors asking that the erroneous claim be corrected, and our complaint was upheld. Here’s the new sentence:

A rampage by settlers earlier this year through the village of Huwara was so violent that Israel’s military commander labelled it a “pogrom”.

Readers may recall that we prompted another correction to a Times piece by Philp just last month concerning an article trying to cast doubt on evidence that a Palestinian killed during the IDF operation in Jenin was affiliated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

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