Mohammed Al Dura

UPDATED: Al Dura Reprise

Once again, Israel has been blamed for the killing of a 10-year-old Palestinian child, and the death is expected to fuel Arab hatred of Israel. But was Israel really responsible?

France 2 Counters Accusations with Lawsuits

Defamation suits against those accusing France 2 of providing a false account of Mohammed al Dura's death highlight the issues of media accountability and freedom of speech.

Charles Enderlin: Further Cover-Up of Al Dura Affair?

Faced with criticism of his coverage of the recent Gaza beach explosion which killed seven members of a Palestinian family, France 2 Jerusalem correspondent Charles Enderlin, is once more retreating behind a shield of lies. According to Metulla News Agency, Enderlin distorted facts to discredit an investigation that indicated the journalist had misrepresented the entire incident.

Partisanship in the Guardian’s Middle East Coverage

In recent years, some have accused the Guardian of fueling hostility towards the Jewish state through its unbalanced reporting of events in the Middle East. The coverage by Brian Whitaker, who has served as the paper's Middle East Editor since May 1999 and contributes articles for Guardian Unlimited, the internet edition of the Guardian, as well as the Guardian paper, is representative of the paper's perspective.

The Al Dura Affair: France 2 Misleads About U.S. Congressional Report

The name "Mohammed Al Dura" has become synonymous with Palestinian "martydom," thanks to the deceptive news coverage of  France 2. Rather than admitting its guilt in broadcasting a false report, the French government-owned network is mired in a deceptive cover-up. In an email viewer, France 2 falsely alleged that an "authoritative American opinion" by the US government "discredits" the IDF conclusion that Al Dura was not killed by Israeli bullets.

The Al-Dura Cover-up

France 2 has yet to apologize for the infamous broadcast which wrongly blamed Israel for the boy's reported death.

The New York Times Buries al Dura Story

The New York Times buried on page 6 of the Business Section (Section C) an important story (February 7, 2005) on the escalating scandal surrounding the facts of the infamous Muhammad al Dura episode. The case involved the alleged Israeli killing of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy and the severe wounding of his father at Gaza's Netzarim Junction in September 2000.