"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I Wish I Had the Tinfoil Concession 

You might think this is from al Jazeera, but in fact it's from Haaretz:
A number of Israelis staying on Wednesday at the Radisson hotel were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel.

The Foreign Ministry stated Wednesday that no Israeli tourists are known to have been injured in the blasts. Representatives of Israel's embassy in Amman were in contact with local authorities to examine any report of injured Israelis, but none were received. There are often a number of Israeli businessman and tourists in Amman, including in the hotels hit Wednesday.

Update 11/10/05: By way of Needlenose, I see that Haaretz has retracted the story. Duh.




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