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The curious case of Mohammed Al Durrah

November 24, 2016 22:58

We all remember the video footage of the killing of Mohammed Al-Durrah, a 12 year old Palestinian, supposedly at the hands of the IDF in September 2000. The video was shown all over the world and had a huge influence on public opinion towards Israel, and it is claimed led to the second Intifada in which scores of Israelis and Palestinians were killed in a horrendous wave of violence.

A French journalist, Philippe Karsenty, has been fighting a ten year legal battle to prove that the video in question was in fact a complete hoax, featuring (not very good) actors. He has been attacked by the world's press and sued by the French media.

Now, in a landmark case, the French Court of Appeal has upheld Philippe Karsety's assertion that the video was in fact a hoax.

PJTV has an interview with M. Karsenty, including the "extra" footage which was not shown, which supports his case. Definitely worth a watch (although registration may be required):

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=174&load=4447

November 24, 2016 22:58

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