They’re apologizing for the first headline, which changed over time:
Here’s a screenshot of the Times’s Instagram post, which for some reason refuses to embed:
They can’t bear to say that the weight of the evidence shows that an errant Palestinian missile, fired at Israel by terrorists, is what caused the explosion. It’s “Hamas said” on one side versus “Israel denied” and “Americans have said” on the other. They apologize only for reporting taken from the mouths of Hamas.
Why don’t they cite the DATA, instead of giving both sides’ statements? Why don’t they say, “We apologize for misreporting what was likely a terrorist missile strike, and that this misreporting caused the Middle East to erupt in a frenzy of Israel-hating?”
Why not? Because they’re the NYT, and one side is Israel.
I’m also curious if they’ll put this mea culpa on the Times website, or in the paper.