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Jews respond to New York Times initial report on Gaza hospital explosion: ‘Harassed and abused because of it’

BOSTON – Pro-Israel demonstrators expressed frustration with The New York Times’ coverage of a Gaza hospital that was damaged in an explosion.

“It’s very unfortunate that fake news is able to spread so far,” Yotan said during a rally in Boston Commons. “The point is probably to have the news travel all the way across the world before the correction can be seen.”

The New York Times ran a headline at that top of its website on Oct. 17, attributed to Hamas officials, stating that hundreds were killed after an Israeli airstrike caused an explosion at the Gaza hospital. Israel swiftly denied involvement and presented evidence indicating that a second terrorist group, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, caused the blast. U.S. intelligence similarly found the Jewish state wasn’t responsible.

“I feel appalled that we need to actually defend ourselves when we didn’t do anything,” Limor told Fox News.

On Monday, the Times published an editors’ note Monday admitting that it should have been more careful and “been more explicit about what information could be verified.”


Jews respond to New York Times initial report on Gaza hospital explosion Video

Hamas released four dual citizen hostages, including 85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz who said she was beaten with sticks, fed only once a day and led through underground tunnels she described as a “spiderweb.”

The New York Times did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ramiro Vargas contributed to the accompanying video.

Kassy Dillon is a reporter for Digital Originals. You can reach her at kassy.dillon@fox.com and follow her on Twitter at @kassydillon.


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