May 19, 2013
IDF Investigation Concludes: Pallywood's Muhammad al Dura Was Not Killed
At least, not by the IDF...
From Times of Israel:
Muhammad al-Dura, the Palestinian child who appeared to have been shockingly killed at his father's feet in Gaza on September 30, 2000 — an iconic image that helped fuel the Second Intifada — was not harmed by Israeli forces and did not die in the exchange of fire, according to an Israeli government report released Sunday, three days before a French court rules on a related matter. [...]
The 55 seconds of edited footage, filmed two days after Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, contributed to the October 2000 protest in which 13 Arab citizens of Israel were killed and quickly became the defining image of that Palestinian uprising against Israel.
The picture of Dura, apparently dead across his father's knees, was shown for days on Arab and international TV stations and was cited as inspiration by both Osama bin Laden and the killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
This news really doesn't come as a surprise to me. Anyone with an ounce of sense would have noticed inconsistencies with France 2's version.
Learn more about the al Dura incident by watching this short documentary:
Incidentally, some of you may not know that this footage was taken on the same day and at the same location as Pallywood.
HERE is another video about how France2 manipulated the al Dura footage. For convenience, I've included both this video and "Pallywood" below the fold.
More information at 2nd Draft.
More information can be viewed also at al Durah Project
France2 Versus Evidence: