Manchester Evening News (MEN) and Metro have both apologized for publishing material that sparked outrage in the Jewish community.
Monday’s print issue of MEN included an article about the Hamas gunman who opened fire in Yerushalayim’s Old City a day earlier and killed 26-year-old Eliyahu Kay, while also wounding four others. The story’s headline said, “Palestinian shot dead after holy site killing.”
The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region said it was “appalled” by the headline, and immediately wrote to MEN editor Darren Thwaites and requested an “urgent meeting.” The Jewish group added that “the framing of the headline and the subsequent article recklessly fails to reflect the tragic incident.”
Marie van der Zyl, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, described the headline as “a highly misleading inversion of what took place.”... Read More: JNS