This is now getting somewhere. Via Pamela at Atlas Shrugs, the Augean Stables reports that a French Judge ruled that France 2 TV must turn over the remainder of the entire 27 minute footage of the al-Dura affair, they have kept under lock and key.
The French TV news organization must be just “thrilled” over the turn of events to a situation that they have mishandled from the very beginning. More here. *L* KGS
“The appeals court judge in Paris ordered France 2 TV to show the court about 25 minutes of raw video footage shot on Sept. 30, 2000 at the Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip, when the 12-year-old Palestinian boy apparently was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants.
Al-Dura’s shooting death became an instant icon for Palestinian suffering at the hands of Israeli brutality, but the Israeli army, after initially apologizing for the death, concluded after an investigation that the boy could not possibly have been hit by Israeli bullets.”
Note: Anonymous (actually TINSC) “hits a three pointer from the top of the key” with the following observation:
“Let’s consider something we know now with certainty that we weren’t so aware of years ago: the press blatantly doctors video images. This is especially true when those video images demonize Israel.The 2006 Lebanon war was filled with doctored photographs making their way into the mainstream media. In light of this, the 2000 Al-Dura scene can now be re-considered from a new perspective. “
Swish! *L* KGS