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Washington Post stealth edits caption describing Israeli woman’s children as being ‘detained’ by Hamas

The Washington Post stealth edited the caption of a photo Thursday that initially described Israeli children as having been “detained” by Hamas terrorists. The caption was subsequently changed to say they were “taken hostage.”

The terror group Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, with hundreds of terrorists pouring into the country, killing over 1,200 Israelis and kidnapping many others. The Israeli military said Thursday there are still 203 hostages in Gaza.

The Post published a piece Thursday about the families of hostages, but it was the caption of a photo of a mother saying, “Two of her children have been detained by Hamas,” that drew the most attention. 

The Post was called out for the mild language in a series of viral social media posts.

Protesters hold photos of hostages taken by Hamas

Relatives of missing Israelis lift portraits of their loved ones in front of the Western Wall while attending a day of prayer in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 19, 2023, for the safe return of hostages taken by Palestinian fighters after they breached the fortified Gaza border with Israel on October 7.  (YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images)


The Washington Post, Fahri and Wemple did not immediately respond to FOX News Digital’s request for comment.

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