CNN’s Amanpour apologizes to Leo Dee for saying family members died in ‘shootout’

The Dee family, Rabbi Leo and Lucy in the center, Rina (L) and Maia top row. Lucy, Rina and Maia were killed in a terrorist attack in the West Bank on April 7, 2023. (Courtesy)
The Dee family, Rabbi Leo and Lucy in the center, Rina (L) and Maia top row. Lucy, Rina and Maia were killed in a terrorist attack in the West Bank on April 7, 2023. (Courtesy)

CNN’s international anchor Christiane Amanpour apologizes to Leo Dee, the Israeli-British rabbi whose wife and two daughters were killed last month in a terror shooting on a West Bank road.

Amanpour apologizes on air for saying that Dee’s family members were killed in a shootout, instead of in a shooting attack.

“On April 10, I mentioned the murders of an Israeli family: Lucy, Maia, and Rina Dee, Rabbi Leo Dee’s wife and daughters,” says Amanpour.

“I erred when I mentioned that they were slain in a ‘shootout’ rather than a ‘shooting.’ I have written to him to express our regret and let Rabbi Leo Dee know that we are sorry for any additional suffering we may have given him.”

Speaking to Channel 12, Dee says he does not accept Amanpour’s apology.

Dee had reportedly threatened to sue CNN for creating a “moral equivalence between the victim and the terrorist.”

Most Popular