UK Media Watch prompts Telegraph correction to martyr-themed Christmas tree claim

On Dec. 29, we posted about a curious claim in The Telegraph in an article about a Christmas tree decorated with photos of Palestinian terrorists which was unveiled at Al-Quds University in east Jerusalem last month. 

Here’s the claim in question in the article by Raf Sanchez.

Students at al-Quds University [at the east Jerusalem Abu Dis campus] were reprimanded when they decorated a Christmas tree with the images of young Palestinian “martyrs” who were killed trying to attack Israelis during this latest wave of violence.

We questioned the claim that students were “reprimanded” in a direct communication with Telegraph editors by noting that the tree unveiling was at an official ceremony which included the university president Imad Abu Kishk. (See video of the ceremony here)

Imad Abu Kishk, on the left, at the martyr-tree unveiling

It seems highly unlikely, we argued, that the students responsible for the…

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