Daily Mail (AFP) headline fail – Temple Mount edition

UK Media Watch

h/t Haviv Rettig Gur

Here’s the headline accompanying an Agence France Presse (AFP) article, on an incident at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, published at the Daily Mail on Aug. 15th.

dm afp headline

(We wish to note that this represents the original AFP headline.)

First, the characterization of the Jews who visited the site yesterday on Tisha B’Av as ‘radical’ (without quotes) in the headline (and in the opening sentence) uncritically accepts – as a fact – the Jordanian statement as detailed in the 5th paragraph of the article:

Jordan’s Minister of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf (religious property) Wael Arabiyat denounced Israel for allowing “Zionist extremists” to enter and pray at the compound. “Pursuing such measures could spark a religious war in the region,” Arabiyat warned, saying that granting permission to radical Jews to enter and pray at Al-Aqsa was an act of “tyranny”.

It may be the Jordanian view that any…

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