CBS News Corrects Blunder Claiming Hamas Fired Rockets at ‘Israeli Military’

Smoke rises following an Israeli strikes on Gaza City, early Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. (AP Photo/Hatem …
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TEL AVIV – CBS News broadcast a correction for falsely claiming in an earlier report last week that Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist groups were firing rockets targeting “Israel’s military.” 

In a report that aired last week about the resignation of Israel’s defense minister, Avigdor Liberman, CBS News anchor Anne-Marie Green said, “Palestinians have fired hundreds of rockets at Israel’s military.”

Green later issued an on-air correction after the network was called out over its error by media watchdog CAMERA (the Committee for Accuracy in Mideast Reporting).

“In a report on November 14 we said that Palestinians had fired hundreds of rockets at Israel’s military,” she said. “In fact, the rockets were fired into Israel, including several cities and civilian targets.”

CBSN CORRECTS: PALESTINIANS FIRED 100S OF ROCKETS AT CIVILIANS, NOT ISRAEL’S MILITARY

Watch: CAMERA has prompted a correction of a Nov. 14 CBSN report which falsely stated that last week Palestinians had fired “hundreds of rockets at Israel’s military.” In fact, as CAMERA first reported last week, the report by CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming service was false as Palestinians fired several hundreds rockets at scores of Israeli communities – not Israel’s military – targeting civilians across the country’s south.Read more: https://bit.ly/2Tz0jTt

Posted by Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis – CAMERA on Thursday, November 22, 2018

The watchdog said in a statement Thursday that it “commends CBSN for setting the record straight.”

CAMERA noted that while the original video had been pulled from CBS News’s website, it still appears on YouTube.

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