BBC News changes headline on Hamas bus bomber claim

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Two days after the April 18thterror attack on a bus in Jerusalem, the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center announced that one of the casualties evacuated to that hospital had died. Shortly after that announcement on the evening April 20th, Hamas issued a communication naming the dead man as the bomber and stating that he was one of its members.Abualouf tweet Jlem bus bomber

The BBC Gaza office’s Rushdi Abualouf noted the appearance of the Hamas announcement on Twitter and the next morning an article titled “Jerusalem bus blast: Hamas says member behind bombing” appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page.

“The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas says one of its members was behind Monday’s bus bombing in Jerusalem.

Hamas issued a statement on Wednesday night following the death of a young Palestinian man who succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the attack.

Hamas and Palestinian officials named him as…

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