Israel was never to blame, and France 2 TV bears the full shoulder of responsibility for helping to disseminate the blood libel that Israeli troops murdered the young boy. Israel was not involved in his death, it’s as simple as that.
Justice was finally served. The Tundra Tabloids can only hope that France 2 can be successfully sued for its role in propagating a dangerous anti-Semitic blood libel, that has led to the deaths of many Israelis and other Jews around the world. From al-Qaida’s Osama Bin Laden to the murderers of Daniel Pearl, al-Durah became a rallying cry for extremists against Jews, Israel and the West.
The French Court of Appeals on Wednesday found in favor of Jewish activist Philippe Karsenty, overturning a lower court decision that he had libeled France 2 and its Jerusalem correspondent Charles Enderlin when he accused them of knowingly misleading the watching world about the death of the Palestinian child Muhammad al-Dura in the Gaza Strip in 2000.
Footage from the controversial Muhammed al-Dura video, aired by France 2, which “showed” a Palestinian boy “wounded” by the IDF.
“The verdict means we have the right to say France 2 broadcast a fake news report, that [al-Dura’s shooting] was a staged hoax and that they duped everybody – without being sued,” Karsenty told The Jerusalem Post shortly after the verdict was issued at 1:30 p.m. Paris time.