The publisher of the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz apologized on the front page this morning. It depicts 67 children who were killed in the recent violence in Gaza, but two Israeli children who were killed elsewhere are missing.
Issuer Amos Schocken talked on Twitter A big mistake. The editors concerned may weigh the fact that the deaths of these 67 children are under-exposed compared with the two Israeli children who died. Schocken said the error has been corrected in the digital version of the article.
The article on the homepage is related to New York Times. The article tells the names, ages and stories of dozens of children killed in explosions and rocket attacks. The Israeli newspaper used a photo in the headline to say: “This is the price of war.”
The cover of Haaretz has aroused many reactions on social media. “This is unique”, tweet Assistant professor at Brooklyn College in New York. “The readers of this newspaper are sending children to participate in the war in Israel.”
Haaretz is regarded as a relatively left-wing newspaper and often criticizes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government. At the other end of the political realm, there is a lot of criticism on the front page. “Where does the article criticize Hamas for keeping children in the room and treating them as living shields?” A spokesperson said The League of Israeli Settlers.
Last week, after nearly two weeks of armed conflict between Hamas and the Israeli army, the war ended. Palestinian militias fired rockets from Gaza, and the Israeli army bombed Gaza hundreds of times. According to the latest statistics, there are 253 deaths on the Palestinian side and 13 deaths on the Israeli side.