The entire idea that Israel is a child killer

October 16 [Mon], 2017, 11:55

No autopsy was conducted, rubber boot and the Israeli investigation was based primarily on expert interviews and analysis of the raw film."

France 2 said it would be willing to help al-Dura's father exhume the body to "clarify the circumstances of the incident.  .

"France 2 learned about the existence of the committee from the press, and this speaks for itself," said Charles Enderlin, the network's Jerusalem bureau chief and the reporter of the initial al-Dura story.

"It is important to focus on this incident, which has slandered Israel's reputation," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a ceremony where the report was delivered to him.

While Israel enjoys an overwhelming military advantage, it is often outclassed in the imagery battle, with the Palestinians portraying themselves as David to Israel's Goliath."

The camera then cuts to a shot of the motionless boy slumped in his father's lap. The boy's father was invited on speaking tours in the Arab world and honored by universities and political parties. For Palestinians, the case remains a vivid symbol of Israeli oppression and of their own sense of victimhood.

The video showed a terrified child and his father, Jalal, cowering in front of a wall during an exchange of fire between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen. It said the boy was shown alive toward the end of raw video it obtained from France 2, but that was not included in the edited TV report. 30, 2000, days after a Palestinian uprising erupted. is still being used by people who are committing terror attacks against Israel. Other Arab countries named schools and streets in his honor.

"The entire idea that Israel is a child killer . On the other, the damage has already been done," wrote Ben-Dror Yemini, a columnist for the Maariv daily. We have already been defeated in the battle between lies and the truth.

The deep feelings surrounding the death of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Dura illustrate how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict goes far beyond the battlefield and is often a high-profile media war as well. "This case . It found the TV report misleading and unfairly critical of Israel."

Yuval Steinitz, Israel's minister of strategy and intelligence, called the al-Dura affair "a modern-day blood libel