The BBC has removed a line from an online story on its news website which had caused offence to both Muslims and Jews.

Earlier today, the Board of Deputies issued a joint statement together with Fiyaz Mughal, founder of Tell MAMA, calling on the national broadcaster to urgently edit the article, which said that the Holocaust was a "sensitive topic" for many Muslims because survivors settled in Palestine.

The story concerned a group of Muslim schoolgirls from Germany who were racially abused while on a school trip to Holocaust memorials in eastern Poland. One girl said a man spat at her in the street, while another said she was thrown out of a shop for speaking Persian.

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