web analytics
July 8, 2015 / 21 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

Arrest the Reporters Behind the al-Dura Hoax

France 2 and Enderlin must have their press accreditation revoked and be thrown out of Israel.
Al-Dura_Postage_Stamp

The release this week of the Israeli Ministry of International Affairs and Strategy’s report which definitely found that the France 2 television infamous news broadcast of  the IDF shooting a Palestinian child in Gaza in September 2000 was a fake, is an important victory for all of the activists and organizations that engaged in the struggle for the truth.  Mohammed al-Dura, the Palestinian youth, allegedly seen being killed in the video footage, became the poster child in the Arab world for the murderous intifada violence that fueled hundreds of terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens and Jewish communities worldwide. Thousands of Jews and Arabs had been killed in the ensuing violence following the broadcast that lasted for years.

The new governmental report, drafted by General (res.) Yossi Kupperwasser, found that the IDF was in no way responsible for the claimed shooting of al-Dura and that there was compelling evidence to suggest that he had never even been wounded by gunfire at all.  The Committee had the opportunity to view the raw video outtakes of the incident as filmed by a Palestinian cameraman in Gaza for France 2. As the report states: “The committee’s review of the raw footage showed that in the final scenes, which were not broadcast by France 2, the boy is seen to be alive and that he moved his arm and turned his head.”

For a copy of the full report, click here.

In December 2007, Shurat HaDin brought a petition in Israel’s High Court of Justice insisting that the al-Dura broadcast was a malicious canard perpetrated by the cameraman and an editor of the French television station. We demanded that the Israel Government Press Office (GPO) cancel the accreditations of France 2 and its editor Charles Enderlin. While the GPO conceded that the al-Dura broadcast was a fabrication and that it was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, it claimed it did not have the mandate to revoke France 2’s accreditations. The High Court, unfortunately, agreed and ruled that the GPO did not have the authority to prohibit France 2 from broadcasting from Israel. Following the High Court ruling in 2008, we stated: “This modern-day blood libel directly resulted in thousands of Jewish and Arab deaths and ignited a still-flaming torch of international hatred, only for the sake of raising FRANCE 2′s ratings. This was perhaps the greatest journalistic hoax perpetrated in the last hundred years. We demand that those who are responsible for this crime will bare the consequences of their actions. The State of Israel cannot simply allow FRANCE 2 to remain in this country.”

It has taken the Israeli government another 5 years since the High Court ruling to finally issue its report.

This week we continued our demand that those at France 2 responsible for what has now been officially deemed a dangerous hoax, be placed under arrest and charged with all of the murders and damages this fabricated incitement has rendered.  France 2 and Enderlin must have their press accreditation revoked and be thrown out of Israel.

Issuing the report is a major step forward in the battle for the truth but justice requires that those responsible for this massive blood libel must finally pay.

For an article about Shurat HaDin’s call for justice in the al-Dura case, click here.

And join with us on the June 2013 Ultimate Mission to Israel.

About the Author: Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is director of Shurat HaDin, which acts to protect human rights and the security of the State of Israel.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Arrest the Reporters Behind the al-Dura Hoax”

  1. the fakenstinian krap has been spewing out for decades eagerly swallowed by the mainstream media. it is no coincidence that this parallels the eradication of real journalists and real reporters.

  2. These Reporters criminal action was the cause of the murder of Jews around the world, they should be treated as criminals, and I hope their accreditation revoked and they will be arrested, and it will be a good lesson for Journalists worlwide to be honest and truthful and responsible for their work and action.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Yeshiva boys learn Torah together at Beit Midrash Derech Chaim.  Due to their participation in a pre-army intelligence program, the IDF requires their identities to remain secret.
Exclusive: First IDF Cyber-Defense Program Opens at Yeshiva
Latest Indepth Stories
Terms of Surrender

Dear Pres. Obama, A “deal” in which one side makes all the concessions is, of course, a “surrender.”

Michael Oren, Israel's Former Ambassador to the United States

ALLY is a terrific read because Oren has a mission: Defending&protecting the Jewish State of Israel.

George Soros: No friend of Israel

George Soros: “European anti-Semitism is the result of the policies of Israel and the United States”

President Obama

Sources say seemingly irreconcilable differences between the 2 main parties, Washington and Tehran.

Instead of accepting reality, the President is trying to hold on to an illusion.

Those who suggest further capitulation to Iran are wrongly harming the interests of the West.

Few Arab Israelis found anything positive in the decision of its MKS to join any Gaza flotilla.

US Jews prefer to be like their non-Jewish liberal friends complaining about “settlements” and Bibi

New Israel Fund & its supporters must be countered; Israel’s in the midst of an unprecedented storm

PM Netanyahu this week identified ISIS and Iran as Israel’s primary threat. It is a planetary threat that carries the promise of peace.

Haym Solomon, overlooked hero of the Revolutionary War, was America’s “Funding Father.”

Latvia, July 4, 1941 they forced many Jews in the shul putting it on fire; everyone was burned alive

There’s blood on the reporters’ hands AND New Israel Fund for funding groups feeding lies to the UN

Respect & appreciation for our country is not only a civic value but an essential Jewish one as well

When words lose meaning, the world becomes an Orwellian dystopia; a veritable Tower of Babel

Israel, like the non-radical Islamic world. will be happy see the ISIS beheaded for once.

More Articles from Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Shurat HaDin sent a warning letter to TIAA-CREF last month informing its leadership that the boycott resolution was a violation of both federal and New York State law.

France 2 and Enderlin must have their press accreditation revoked and be thrown out of Israel.

If Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh want to go to The Hague – we will be there to meet them.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/arrest-the-reporters-behind-the-al-dura-hoax/2013/05/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: