This has been a very long time in coming. Israel is finally demanding the release of the full 27 minute video filmage of the Muhammad al-Dura incident –that has since its filming in 2000– which has become a full blood libel being used against Israel by the Pallywood movie industry, in coordination with the French TV organization.
“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.”
The whole event was a staged by the Palestinians in order to demonize Israel before the whole international community. Here is a good background and timeline of the events surrounding the al-Dura affair. The more light shed on this incident the better for all concerned, lets hope that France 2 Television coughs up the full 27 minute video, why they wouldn’t choose to do so remains a complete mystery.
I would think that the French news agency would want to remove any doubt over the veracity of their news coverage. If what they say is true, the rest of the film footage would just serve to underline their original reporting. Right? More here. *L* KGS
Hat tip: Daniel