Note the text on the screen (a screen shot from the original Guardian video) claiming that the drone was shot down over “Palestinian territory”.
However, the drone, which was launched from Lebanon, was not shot down over Palestinian territory.
As we noted at the time, the UAV traveled down the Mediterranean coast before crossing into Israel from Gaza. Then, it traveled east across Israel’s Negev desert, and was shot down above the Yatir Forest - south of the border with the West Bank, clearly inside Israel.
Here’s a map we included in our post.
Towards the end of our post, we asked readers to contact Chris Elliott, the Guardian’s Readers’ Editor, to point out the error.
It just came to our attention that on Oct. 17, a few days after our post, the Guardian corrected their error. Here’s the text from their ‘Corrections and Clarifications‘ page.
Here’s a sincere thanks to those of you who heeded our suggestion and alerted the Guardian about their mistake.
(Final note: On the same Guardian ‘Corrections‘ page linked to above, there is another correction based on a CiF Watch report, concerning a false claim by ‘CiF’ columnist John Pilger about the death toll during the Gaza War.)
- Guardian video falsely claims that Hezbollah drone was shot down over “Palestinian territory”. (cifwatch.com)
- CiF Watch U.S. Election Open Thread (cifwatch.com)
- ‘Comment is Free’ contributor John Pilger spins lies about Gaza War casualties (cifwatch.com)
- Chris McGreal lies about Israeli building freeze (cifwatch.com)
- Iconic photo of Palestinian ‘resistance’ fancied by the Guardian about to celebrate its 7th birthday (cifwatch.com)
- Immutable Israeli guilt watch: Jewish state “accused” of ensuring Gazans had proper nutrition (cifwatch.com)
- What the Guardian won’t report. More Palestinian exploitation of a young girl named A’hd Tamimi (cifwatch.com)
- Following CiF Watch post, Guardian corrects John Pilger’s false casualty figures from Gaza War (cifwatch.com)