Al-Dura man loses case

By JCReporter, June 27, 2013

A media analyst who accused a French TV network of forging its report on the death of Mohammad al-Dura — a 12-year-old boy killed in Gaza in 2000 who became an icon of the second intifada — has been convicted of defamation by a Paris court after a lengthy legal battle.

Philippe Karsenty had insisted that the France 2 report of the incident, which blamed Israeli forces for the the boy’s death, was faked. Mr Karsenty, who was fined 7,000 euros, criticised the verdict, insisting: “I know the truth will come out.”

Last updated: 4:45pm, June 27 2013