Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Al-Dura Footage Heightens Mystery

Journalist Esther Schapira's second documentary on the "Al-Dura Affair," which was shown last month on Germany's ARD public television, sparked a brief flurry of commentary in the new media: brief, undoubtedly, because the documentary is for the time being only available in German. But the biggest revelation in the film was passed over in silence: namely, a few seconds of footage that appears to show Mohammed Al-Dura wounded. Was the emblematic "boy-martyr" of the 2nd Palestinian Intifada in fact killed? But if so, by whom and under what circumstances?

See my new article on NewMajority.com here.