Al Dura - the catalyst for the second intifada. Al Dura - the blood libel Pali marketing tool used for incitement to murder. Al Dura - resulting in countless deaths of Jews. Innocent civilians. Phillip Karsenty was tried and found guilty in France eerily echoing the Dreyfus affair -- found guilty by a Jew hating kangaroo French court. Guilty for revealing, exposing the truth - the staging of Al Dura. So much innocent blood on the hands of the French, a culpable, Jew hating world press and Islamazis (well, no surprise there, they live and die for it) and of course the handmaidens of Islamic jihad, The New York
I met Phillip Karentsy at AIPAC 2005 when he approached me to implore me, even a newbie blogger (at the time Atlas was not even one month old), to view his incrimination presentation of the facts of Al Dura. Here's what I wrote back in March 2005;
Next up as I was departing for a breather, Philippe Karsenty grabbed my ear. Karsenty is the President of Premeier Agence de Notation des Medias (Media-Ratings_. A French Jew --Hooha!. Mr. Karsenty was responsible for exposing the hoax of the Al Dura. The depth and breadth of the scandal of Al Dura is frightening. He gave me all the paperwork and then ran upstairs to get the DVD to actually show me how the whole shooting of the the Pali father and the son by the Israeli soldiers were staged and manufactured. It was sickening. Maybe someone will be able to instruct me as to how throw this DVD online once I get back to New York. YOU MUST SEE THIS TO UNDERSTAND HOW FAR THE ENEMY WILL GO TO ADVANCE THEIR JEW HATING AGENDA. It is beyond.
Mr Karsenty's story needs to be told...............on the front pages of world newspapers.
Image: Tunisian stamp, which says in French and Arabic "The Palestinian Martyr Child, Mahamed Doura."
You remember Pallywood? If you haven't seen it - go now and click on Pallywood in the post. Al Dura and its enduring icon of hatred.
Apparently and finally the IDF is calling for the truth. All I can say is, what took so long?
The IDF has abandoned its official silence in a seven-year-old case that has been characterized as a "blood libel" against the IDF and the State of Israel.
On September 10, the deputy commander of the IDF's Spokesman's Office, Col. Shlomi Am-Shalom, submitted a letter to the France 2 television network's permanent correspondent in Israel, Charles Enderlin, regarding Enderlin's story from September 30, 2000, in which he televised 55 seconds of edited footage from the Netzarim junction in the central Gaza Strip purporting to show IDF forces shooting and killing 12-year-old Muhammad al-Dura.
After its exclusive broadcast that day, France 2 offered the edited film free of charge to all media outlets. The footage, and the story of the purported IDF killing of al-Dura, was quickly rebroadcast around the world.
Within days, al-Dura became a symbol of the Palestinian war against Israel. His name has been repeatedly invoked by terrorists and their supporters as a justification for killing Israelis, Jews and their Western supporters.
In his letter, Am-Shalom asked for the entire unedited 27-minute film that was shot by France 2's Palestinian cameraman Talal Abu-Rahma that day, as well as the footage filmed by Abu-Rahma on October 1, 2000. Am-Shalom requested that the broadcast-quality films be sent to his office no later than September 15. France 2 has yet to hand over the requested film.
The IDF's move came against the backdrop of French media watchdog Philippe Karsenty's legal battle with France 2 regarding the network's coverage of the al-Dura affair.
Last year, France 2 and Enderlin sued Karsenty, who runs the Internet media watchdog Web site Media Ratings, for defamation for a letter he sent out in 2004 accusing France 2 of staging the al-Dura story.
Read it all.
He emphasizes the following paragraph:
What is known about the rest of the day is fragmentary and additionally confusing. A report from a nearby hospital says that a dead boy was admitted on September 30, with two gun wounds to the left side of his torso. But according to the photocopy I saw, the report also says that the boy was admitted at 1:00 P.M.; the tape shows that Mohammed was shot later in the afternoon. The doctor's report also notes, without further explanation, that the dead boy had a cut down his belly about eight inches long. A boy's body, wrapped in a Palestinian flag but with his face exposed, was later carried through the streets to a burial site (the exact timing is in dispute). The face looks very much like Mohammed's in the video footage. Thousands of mourners lined the route. A BBC TV report on the funeral began, "A Palestinian boy has been martyred." Many of the major U.S. news organizations reported that the funeral was held on the evening of September 30, a few hours after the shooting. Oddly, on film the procession appears to take place in full sunlight, with shadows indicative of midday.
Fallows seizes on a number of time discrepancies. Given that only 55 seconds was made available, it's clear (especially with the above observations) that the exact narrative can't be known until the complete footage is viewed.
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