BBC claim gas masks sold to Israelis amended, other inaccuracies stand

On August 27th 2013 the BBC News website’s Middle East page carried an article titled “Syria crisis: where key countries stand” which was discussed here. A modified version of that article now appears at the same URL, under the same title, but dated August 30th.

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The section purporting to present the Israeli view of the proposed Western intervention in Syria remains largely the same and hence is still replete with inaccuracies. However, the erroneous suggestion that the Israeli public has to buy gas masks has at least been amended.

The original version:

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The amended version:

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Unfortunately, despite its inaccuracies, the article is still being presented to BBC audiences as related reading material on the BBC News website’s Middle East page.

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