The Palestinian scamming of the international news media over the Mohammad al-Dura affair, might soon be seeing its days numbered. Though Pallywood has been exposed for some time now, the continued Palestinian/French TV 2 blood libel against the Israeli IDF concerning the al-Dura incident, has proceeded unaltered from the original version. That all might change now.
According to a report in the Haaretz:
“A report presented to a French court last week by an independent ballistics expert maintains that the death of Mohammed al-Dura, a Palestinian child seen being shot in the Gaza Strip during the first days of the intifada in September 2000, could not have been the result of Israeli gunfire, corroborating claims that the shocking footage was doctored.
The ballistics expert, Jean-Claude Schlinger, presented his conclusions after reviewing the footage, which shows Dura and his father cowering by a wall after being caught in the crossfire between Palestinian gunmen and Israel Defense Forces soldiers at the Netzarim junction.
In his report, Schlinger wrote, “If Jamal [the boy’s father] and Mohammed al-Dura were indeed struck by shots, then they could not have come from the Israeli position, from a technical point of view, but only from the direction of the Palestinian position.”
He also wrote, “In view of the general context, and in light of many instances of staged incidents, there is no objective evidence that the child was killed and his father injured. It is very possible, therefore, that it is a case [in which the incident was] staged.”
Schlinger confirmed these statements in a telephone conversation with Haaretz. Schlinger has served as an adviser on ballistic and forensic evidence in French courts for 20 years.
It’s high time for this whole farce to be brought to an end. Hats off to the very gutsy Phillipe Karsenty for seeing this whole thing through, he deserves a medal for tenacity and for getting to the truth. What a lion of a man. *L* KGS