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HRC Secures Correction on CBC Online

by Mike Fegelman

Reporting on the terrorist rampage of a Palestinian construction worker who killed three Israelis and wounded over 40, CBC Online made the following erroneous statement in a report yesterday:

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This sentence uses language that assumes that land was taken from the Palestinians and can therefore be returned.  However, historical record shows that while the land was controlled by various entities throughout time, it was never controlled or taken from the Palestinians. Prior to 1967, East Jerusalem was controlled under the auspices and mandate of the Jordanian government.

HonestReporting Canada brought the error to the attention of CBC Online editors who promptly issued the following correction and amended the original sentence: (Click image to enlarge or view correction at the bottom of the original CBC Online report)

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