2012: One more devastating blow against propagandists still advancing the Al Durah hoax (CiF Watch)


Originally posted on the CiF Watch website on February 16, 2012

If there was one event that made the Second Intifada more deadly than it might otherwise have been, it was the apparent shooting of Mohammed Al Durrah (Al Dura/al Durah) on September 30th, 2000 that was filmed by Arab cameraman Talal abu Rahmah on behalf of France 2 TV producer Charles Enderlin. This was the few seconds ...

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2008: When it Comes to Al-Dura, Journalists Are Against Free Speech (Rosenthal)


Originally published by Pajamas Media
June 20, 2008

Despite the Al-Dura ruling, reporter Charles Enderlin can still count on his colleagues to stand by his story

Earlier this month, the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur launched a surreal “Appeal for Charles Enderlin” in response to a French court judgment clearing media critic Philippe Karsenty of charges of having “defamed” Enderlin and his employer, France 2 public television. The ...

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2000: Boy shot in Gaza probably was killed by Israeli soldiers (LA Times)

LA times

Purported Truce Proves Fleeting as Mideast Fights On; Hostilities: Five more die on sixth day of violence. Boy shot in Gaza probably was killed by Israeli soldiers.

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TRACY WILKINSON. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Oct 4, 2000. pg. 8

Full Text (1065 words) Copyright (c) 2000 Los Angeles Times)

A fleeting cease-fire was crushed Tuesday by fresh gun battles as Israel and the Palestinians prepared to join an emergency U.S. bid ...

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LA Times Commentary: Can a Dying Boy’s Image be the Catalyst for Peace? October 6, 2000

Commentary; Can a Dying Boy’s Image Be the Catalyst for Peace?:[Home Edition]
BASIL ABDELKARIM, RIAD ABDELKARIM. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Oct 6, 2000. pg. 9

Full Text (784 words) Copyright (c) 2000 Los Angeles Times)

As the latest cycle of bloodshed continues unabated in the Israeli-occupied territories, one horrifying image has emerged as symbolic of the climate of utter despair and hopelessness that permeates the daily lives of Palestinians. When a news video camera captured the last few moments of ...

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Israeli Army Stupidity – Al-Durra Case – Haaretz Editorial

Israeli Army Stupidity – Al-Durra Case
Posted November 25, 2000 4:07:44 PM
Ha’aretz Editorial Board
Stupidity Marches On

The death of Mohammed al Dura, the 12-year-old boy who was caught with his father in cross fire between Palestinians and Israel Defense Forces soldiers at the Netzarim junction in the Gaza Strip, was the event which epitomized the character of the conflict in the territories for many people: A confrontation between stone-throwing boys and armed soldiers who did not hesitate to ...

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2000 – Boy becomes Palestinian Martyr – BBC

Response by Prof. Richard Landes to the BBC Report “Boy Becomes Palestinian Martyr”

Comments by Prof. Landes are in bold

Introduction: The article below was published on the BBC website two days after the Al Durah Incident. It is clear from the content that the testimony of Talal abu Rahmah, the video photographer, had become an accepted part of the story no matter how contraindicated by the available evidence.

Boy becomes Palestinian Martyr

Monday, 2 October, 2000, 11:10 GMT 12:10 UK

“Don’t shoot” ...

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