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French TV loses Gaza footage case - Al Durra case

A French court has ruled in favour of a media watchdog website accused of libel for claiming that footage of a shooting incident in Gaza in 2000 was fake.

The website, Media-Ratings, said the pictures of a father and son being fired on had been staged by a cameraman working for France 2 television.

The state broadcaster sued, insisting it had shown the boy being killed.

But the court dismissed the libel case saying the website had "exercised in good faith" the right to criticism.

The pictures of Palestinian boy and his father sheltering from gunfire in Gaza were seen around the world as a symbol of Palestinian suffering under Israeli rule.


The report broadcast by France 2 showed Jamal al-Durrah and his son Muhammad, 12, cowering in front of a wall.

In his comment, correspondent Charles Enderlin said they were being targeted from Israeli positions, an

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Added: May-26-2008 
By: Dat1111
Tags: Gaza, AL-durra. case, French TV, loses case, court, israel, fake film, palestinian, pallywood, pure fiction
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