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PostThu Feb 03, 2005 5:37 am     French TV Allegedly Using Threats to Avert Fraud Probe - CNS    


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French TV Allegedly Using Threats to Avert Fraud Probe

By Eva Cahen
CNSNews.com
January 13, 2005

Paris - French state-owned television is using what some call intimidation and threatened libel lawsuits to quiet calls for an investigation of TV images that showed the alleged shooting of a Palestinian boy by Israeli soldiers in 2000.

The video from the TV channel France 2 has become famous around the world as a symbol for the current Palestinian intifada (uprising) and shows a boy trying to take shelter behind a man during a gun battle in September 2000 between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers at the Netzarim junction in the Gaza Strip.

Independent media analysts in France and Israel have provided what they call conclusive evidence that the video of the incident was staged and at least one member of the French Assembly has called for an official investigation of the episode, but France 2 has so far refused to undertake a comprehensive inquiry.

France 2 Television did not respond to numerous requests for interviews by Cybercast News Service in Paris, choosing instead to provide copies of articles reporting it was filing a libel suit against un-named individuals for defamation.

But Stephane Juffa, editor in chief of the Metula News Agency based in Israel, said he and two other colleagues carried out a thorough investigation, which included scores of interviews and scene-by-scene analysis of the video and other material filmed in 2000.

"The child we see during the shooting is not the same child that we see in the morgue in other footage, who has bullet wounds and is identified as Mohammed al-Durra by hospital staff," said Juffa.

Juffa said he had no information about how the child in the morgue was killed, but doctors there said the boy arrived hours before the actual Netzarim gun battle described in the video took place.

According to France 2 Television reporter Charles Enderlin, the boy, 12-year old Mohammed al-Durra, was killed in the end by Israeli bullets and the father was severely wounded.

Enderlin was not present during the incident, but his Palestinian cameraman, Talal Abu Rahma, was the only cameraman to record the images of what Enderlin described as the killing of the child by Israeli bullets.

France 2, which is state-owned, distributed the video in a 55-second story to televisions worldwide at no cost, saying it did not want to make money on such a sad incident. But the report remains suspect as journalists investigating the video have uncovered evidence that the scene was staged by actors, hours before a real gun battle took place at the site.

Philippe Karsenty, who runs a French media watchdog agency called Media-Ratings ( http://www.m-r.fr/ ), has also examined the video and come to the conclusion that the report was fabricated.

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I have a problem with the T-shirt and its not the size

You state quite clearly in your posting that there are Frenchmen trying very hard and sincerely to correct and promote Israel's innocence in this matter to the extent they are prepared to take it to a High Court

I think it should say' French TV Reporters Kill" and in French too

I do not know the line of authority in French law but the question is ----
Is the French Govt actively holding up an enquiry or not?
If Tv/Reporting is compartmentalised it could be that the govt is forbidden to intervene until an appropriate body has placed its report.
truly noone will pay any attention to a T-shirt,n'est-ce pas?


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PostThu Feb 03, 2005 9:59 am        


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The truth almost always come out eventually - but usually it's too late...

Here's another example:
http://www.cmaq.net/fr/node.php?id=19730

Today, we all know that it was a Palestinians who shot her... but all the big headlines were there - the damage was done...

Even if a newspaper will be decent enough to publish a correction, it will be in page 9... with a small headline...


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PostThu Feb 03, 2005 12:05 pm        


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david barrett wrote:
I have a problem with the T-shirt and its not the size

You state quite clearly in your posting that there are Frenchmen trying very hard and sincerely to correct and promote Israel's innocence in this matter to the extent they are prepared to take it to a High Court

I think it should say' French TV Reporters Kill" and in French too

I do not know the line of authority in French law but the question is ----
Is the French Govt actively holding up an enquiry or not?
If Tv/Reporting is compartmentalised it could be that the govt is forbidden to intervene until an appropriate body has placed its report.
truly noone will pay any attention to a T-shirt,n'est-ce pas?


Dear David,

The T-shirt is not only relating to the indicated article, but to a whole series of problems with the French, which will be presented in the presentation (From their foreign policy to their domestic handling of anti-Semitism and minorities.)

The powerpoint presentation will be made public soon and we welcome your additional comments then.

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