Israel Scores Major Victory– Al-Dura Episode a Hoax

Israel won a major battle against the biased Western media yesterday.
A court backed activist Philippe Karsenty who called iconic Palestinian ‘martyrdom’ film a hoax.
He was accused of libeling a French state-owned television channel.
This was not just good news for Karsenty but for all of Israel.

Scene from France 2’s footage showing Mohammed al-Dura and his father purportedly under fire from Israeli soldiers. (WND)
It was a hoax.

French court decides that the al-Dura report was a hoax.
World Net Daily reported:

The French Court of Appeals issued a ruling today favoring an activist who claims the purported shooting death of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy – used to spark the “Al Aqsa intifada,” or uprising – was a hoax.

The court overturned a lower court decision against Jewish activist Philippe Karsenty, who had been convicted of libeling a French state-owned television channel and its Jerusalem correspondent, Charles Enderlin, the Jerusalem Post reported. Karsenty contended France 2 knowingly misled the world about the event in the Gaza Strip in September 2000.

Karsenty told the Jerusalem paper today’s verdict “means we have the right to say France 2 broadcast a fake news report, that [al-Dura’s shooting] was a staged hoax and that they duped everybody – without being sued,” he said.

Israel Matsav has much more on this story.

Richard Landes of Pallywood fame, who has been a driving force behind this effort, has a roundup of reaction to this ruling.
Richard also has a collection of articles and events surrounding the al-Dura affair.

Phyllis Chesler reams The New York Times for their report on the story.

** Pajamas Media scored the first article by Philippe Karsenty on the court’s ruling yesterday.

The Belmont Club has a history of the al-Dura hoax.
Hat Tip BG

You Might Like


As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning. Guest posting is disabled for security reasons.

You Might Like