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Not so horrific?

Remember our earlier story about the suspicious circumstances surrounding a toddler's unfortunate death? It would appear that an updated caption has gone across the wire, indicating that, lo and behold, Israel might NOT have been responsible for her death.

Of course, the wires are silent about the "terrorist training camp" that she was obviously playing near... Still waiting on some original investigative journalism, guys.

My highest regards to LGF for again scooping a terrific update to the story. Just remember, folks—you read it here first! Read the updated headline, courtesy LGF, below:



EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT ** A Relative carries the body of Rajaa Abu Shaban, 5, into Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. On Thursday, doctors said that the 5-year-old Palestinian girl initially believed to have been killed by an Israeli military strike Wednesday apparently died after sustaining head injuries during a fall from a swing in the same area shortly before the strike.(AP Photo/Adel Hana)


UPDATE 17:01 EST: I'm still not sure that the network's new explanation is plausible. That is a lot of blood for a head injury. If this was a terrorist training camp, as Israel had indicated, is it not possible that she was killed in a weapons accident?

UPDATE 18:20 EST: Reuters has fully corrected the caption.



ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION FOR SJS01 - 05 WHICH WERE TRANSMITTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1725 GMT ON AUGUST 9, 2006. THE CAPTION INCORRECTLY STATES THE CAUSE OF DEATH. CORRECTED VERSIONS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. REUTERS.

A Palestinian man carries the body of three year-old Raja Abu Shaban, in Gaza August 9, 2006. The three-year-old girl who had been reported killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Wednesday actually died of an accident, Palestinian medical workers said on Thursday. Workers at Gaza's Shifa hospital said on August 10, 2006 that the initial mistake over the cause of death appeared to have arisen because the girl's corpse was brought in at the same time as the bodies of the gunmen. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES)


Inconvenience, indeed.

 Tags: adel hana mohammed salem type4fraud AP Israel/Lebanon War 2006

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