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March 27, 2014 7:16 am

Guardian Deletes Letter Accusing IDF of Attacking a Palestinian Wedding Party

avatar by Adam Levick

We were recently alerted to the following entry in a March 25th edition of the Guardian’s Corrections and Clarifications:

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Here’s the full text of the original letter – co-written by Gwen Backwell, an anti-Israel activist and former head of Liverpool Friends of Palestine – which was removed from the Guardian’s site, per a cached page we located:

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Thought we’re of course glad the Guardian deleted the letter, it would seem that even ‘letters to the editor’ are normally vetted by professional editors to prevent the publication of exactly the kind of wild, completely unsubstantiated defamation the paper saw fit to print last month.

Adam Levick is the managing editor of CiF Watch, an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).

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