Reuters’ Picture Falsehood of the Year / By: Tamar Sternthal

 Reuters Corrects  In response to CAMERA's communication with Reuters, editors corrected the caption, removing the unfounded claim that Laila al-Ghandour died after inhaling tear gas. See  below  for a detailed update.

Reuters Corrects

In response to CAMERA's communication with Reuters, editors corrected the caption, removing the unfounded claim that Laila al-Ghandour died after inhaling tear gas. See below for a detailed update.

In its Pictures of the Year 2018 collection of 100 photographs published yesterday, Reuters includes an image with a caption which blames Israel for the death of infant Laila al-Ghandour, despite the fact that months ago Hamas removed her name from the list of fatalities for which it holds Israel responsible.

But, as was first reported by the Associated Press last May, the baby girl had a preexisting heart condition which a Gaza doctor identified as the cause of death, and not even Hamas now blames Israel for her death. On May 30, AP reported ("Death from tear gas or bad heart? No ruling yet on Gaza baby"):

https://www.camera.org/article/reuters-picture-falsehood-of-the-year/?fbclid=IwAR3V09Xq-pWB9t_l8qBW78vnssmTonqAbOxe7-n6OLE-Cw3NPeqQ2jaB0Kg

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