Solid forensic evidence is the touchstone for evaluating allegations of fact – especially those associated with charges of aggravated manslaughter or murder. Talal Abu Rahma has variously accused the soldiers in the Israeli post of both, in different words, but has not presented credible evidence for either claim.

Because this evidence demands analysis, we have placed the section presenting it under forensic analysis.

In fact, France2’s characterization of the visual evidence presented in the Abu Rahma’s raw footage is flatly contradicted by the forensic evidence itself. There are several categories of forensic evidence which belie France2’s claim that the Al Durahs were hit by fire after being targeted by fire from the Israeli position:

Evidence concerning ballistics
Evidence concerning the bullets (or lack thereof)
Evidence concerning the blood (or the lack thereof)
Evidence concerning the body ( the identity of the boy buried as Muhammad Al Durah)