The Committee For Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), a media watchdog group, exposed the New York Times for “scrubbing” the word “terror” from the paper’s report on Israel’s targeted killing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu al-Ata. Earlier published versions of the story did in fact include the word, according to CAMERA.

Under Baha Abu al-Ata’s leadership, the terrorist group carried out several mass casualty bombings in Israel and planned to conduct an imminent attack. Under the terrorist leader’s command, PIJ terrorists planned to infiltrate Israel through underground tunnels, while continuing fire from within Gaza, according to an IDF official who spoke to Fox News.

“Baha Abu Al Ata was the senior commander of Islamic Jihad in Gaza, responsible for most attacks emanating from Gaza over the last year,” IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi said Tuesday. “He was a ticking time-bomb … there was a window of opportunity that we utilized precisely.”

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) “conducted a surgical strike” taking out the terrorist however, according to the Times, he was the “Gaza commander” of a “militant group.”

It’s no secret that the PIJ is a terrorist group. It has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. Department of State since 1997. The New York Times failed to acknowledge that in their reporting.

Since Israel’s targeted strike, the PIJ has launched over 350 rockets into Central and Southern Israel. Those attacks have attracted bipartisan condemnation from U.S. officials including presidential hopeful and Former Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Israel continues to conduct targeted strikes in Gaza to take out terror targets.