CNN Issues Correction After Blaming Israel For Hospital Bombing

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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CNN issued a correction on Tuesday for falsely reporting that Israel bombed a Gaza hospital.

The outlet originally posted an article titled, “Israel hits hospital and school in Gaza as blockade puts healthcare system in state of ‘collapse.’”

“A school and a hospital in Gaza were among the places lethally blasted by Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday as humanitarian concerns mount over ongoing deprivation of food, fuel and electricity to the isolated population,” CNN’s originals tory read, Mediaite reported.

CNN’s report, however, was based off the word of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, which is controlled by Hamas terrorists, the outlet noted. Intelligence from both the U.S. and Israeli officials show the explosion was the result of a Hamas rocket that misfired.

CNN issued their apology following scrutiny, including from their own Oliver Darcy. (RELATED: ‘Goes Out There And Lies’: Joy Behar Condemns Rashida Tlaib Over Her Refusal To Correct Her Claim About Gaza Hospital)

“This article on the Gaza hospital blast initially did not clearly attribute claims about Israel’s responsibility to the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health in Gaza. Israel later said a “misfired” rocket by militant group Islamic Jihad caused the blast and produced evidence to support its claim. US President Joe Biden said the Israeli position is backed by US intelligence. CNN’s forensic analysis of images and videos suggests a rocket fired from within Gaza caused the blast, not an Israeli airstrike,” the correction read.

“An earlier version of this story also misidentified the embassy protesters attempted to reach in Amman. It was the Israeli embassy. “