National Post Amends Headline: Gaza Beach Incident a "Tragic Accident" Israel Says

June 12, 2015

Today, HonestReporting Canada asked National Post Editor-in-Chief Anne-Marie Owens to amend the following headline that Post editors gave to this Associated Press article:

As we relayed to Ms. Owens, the mistaken impression given by this online headline is that the Israeli military were callously indifferent to the deaths of the Palestinian children who were killed. In actuality, this report notes that: “The military said the boys’ deaths were a tragic accident, caused when it mistook them for Hamas gunmen. It concluded that no international or Israeli laws of engagement were broken in the incident.”

We are pleased to note that the National Post promptly and commendably amended this article’s headline which now states:


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