The New York Times has issued what Israel’s consul-general in New York called, “the correction of the year”, after incorrectly labelling the fact the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists as a “far-right conspiracy”.
The New York Times claimed that Facebook’s “Watch” service spreads “fake news” by using the example that the service had previously said the Palestinian Authority pays the families of dead Palestinian terrorists.
The original article from the New York Times said, “Once those shows get started, Ms. Brown wants to use Facebook’s existing Watch product — a service introduced in 2017 as a premium product with more curationthat has nonetheless been flooded with far-right conspiracy programming like “Palestinians Pay $400 million Pensions For Terrorist Families” — to be a breaking news destination. The result would be something akin to an online competitor to cable news.”
Far from a “far-right conspiracy” theory, the practice of paying Palestinian terrorists’ families — and Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons — is responsible for a large portion of the Palestinian Authority’s budget.
Thankfully New York Times owned up to their mistake.
They issued the following correction on 23 April 2018 read:
“An earlier version of this article erroneously included a reference to Palestinian actions as an example of the sort of far-right conspiracy stories that have plagued Facebook. In fact, Palestinian officials have acknowledged providing payments to the families of Palestinians killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis or convicted of terrorist acts and imprisoned in Israel; that is not a conspiracy theory.”
— Dani Dayan (@AmbDaniDayan) April 24, 2018
In March the United States Congress passed the Taylor Force Act which stopped some payments Palestinians until they end stipends for terror convicts and families of slain attackers.
Over the years the Palestinian Authority have not only admitted, but vowed never to stop paying terrorists. Both the PA and Hamas have the destruction of Israel as part of their charter. Terrorism is one of the ways they plan on carrying out Israel’s end.