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Confrontation at Al-Aqsa
Israeli police confront worshipers at Al-Aqsa
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police forces entered the area around the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and dispersed stone-throwing worshipers with stun grenades at the end of Friday prayers, the police said.
Your headline says “Israeli police confront worshipers at Al-Aqsa”, but the story says these “worshipers” were throwing stones at the police. Why do you post a misleading headline – surely “worshipers” don’t throw stones – unless you want us to understand that this is how the Muslims worship. Shame on you
Paul Holmes, Reuters Editor, Political & General News, says readers were right to challenge our language. It was out of place in this context. Although Reuters was not alone in describing the stone-throwers as worshippers at various stages of this story, rioters or protesters would have been better: GBU Editor