On Friday May 10th, the Israeli weekly Sof Shavoua revealed the imminent release of an Israeli government report on the al Dura affair that will clearly assert that the “death” of the Palestinian youth, Mohamed al Dura, was staged. This concords with the conclusions reached years ago by the scientist Nahum Shahaf, followed by the late Gérard Huber, Stéphane Juffa and, of course, Philippe Karsenty, who led the combat to bring out the truth in the French courts (the verdict in the last trial will be pronounced by the Appeals Court on May 22, 2013).
This is a complete turnabout and an important development because initially the Israeli government had admitted that the army might have killed the boy, unintentionally, of course. Then, after investigation, the army concluded that it had not shot the boy, but the damage was done and Israeli officials did not want to bring up the affair again.
However, according to our sources, it would seem that the crimes of Mohamed Merah in Toulouse in March 2012 changed the situation. In fact, for many years, Israelis hoped that the affair would die down and be forgotten with time.
At the same time, foreign intellectuals, on the first line of which Philippe Karsenty, had pressed the State of Israel to review its position in view of the massive exploitation of the image of Mohamed al Dura in Arab-Muslim and Western medias.
Before he was killed by French police, Merah declared that he had killed Jewish children in revenge for the death of Palestinian children in Gaza; others referred clearly to the “death” of Mohamed al Dura.
Revelation of the report and the tone of its conclusions is attributed to the deputy Nachman Shaï who recently questioned Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon. The latter revealed that the investigating commission had worked discreetly and scrupulously under the direction of General Yossi Kuperwasser. The commission was composed of a large number of specialists and scientific experts.
This official report stands as a serious indictment of France 2, Charles Enderlin and of France itself; the diplomatic services awarded the Legion of Honor to Charles Enderlin in 2009, and the French establishment has always protected the falsified France 2 reportage. It should be recalled that France 2 is a public television network wholly owned by the State and the director is appointed directly by the French President.
According to our sources, French authorities were informed in advance of the preparation of this report but did not wish to cooperate.