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NY Times Deletes Line Comparing Hamas to ‘the Devil’

The New York Times published a “news analysis” piece by Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren that contained a line claiming the West views militant Palestinian group Hamas as “the devil.” The line was edited shortly after to say they are merely “widely reviled.”

Vox’s Max Fisher was one of the first to draw attention to the first version of the line on Twitter:

The updated version reads like this:

The article concerns the fallout from the deal Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made with Hamas, ultimately causing Israel to pull out of American-led peace talks. The tone of the piece appears to imply that the end result gave both parties an easy way out of talks that were doomed to fail anyway.

[h/t Vox]
[photo via Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]

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