The Jerusalem Post published a story, with pictures, of an honor killing of a 16-year-old girl that supposedly took place in Gaza. Then the story disappeared without explanation.
It turns out that the killings were real, but took place in Iraq, among the Yezidis, a strange neoplatonist, syncretic sect--and these same Yezidis were the targets of a horrendous massacre not too long ago.
I almost posted about the story, taking the reporter, Khaled Abu Toameh, presumably some sort of Arab, to be reliable. Eager to find horror in Gaza, the JP goofed big time. They ought to own up to it.
Meanwhile, very real "honor killings" of girls do happen all over the Middle East, and the killers almost invariably go unpunished.
HT: Roger Simon
UPDATE: To its credit, the JPost has owned up to the mistake, blaming a pro-Fatah propagandist.