Israel Claims Muhammad Al-Dura Was Not Killed by IOF Fire
Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post,published Sunday statements of the Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, saying that the 12-year-old Gazan boy who was murdered in a cold blood by the Israeli army forces in 2000, was not killed and that he’s still alive.
Ya’alon claimed that the video featuring the Israeli army firing towards Mohammed al-Dura during the second intifada as he crouched behind his father, Jamal, crying, was within the media war against Israel.
In 2000, the Israeli army confessed that its forces had shot Dura, who had been caught in the IOF fire at the Netzarim junction in the Gaza Strip on September 30, 2000. The IOF admitted that it had shot and killed the boy.
The newspaper added that Ya’alon formed a secret committee several years ago, to investigate whether Mohammed Dura, who became the most potent symbol of the Palestinian struggle and whose name can still be heard around the world as a symbol of the Palestinian struggle, was really killed by the IOF fire or the video was fabricated and Israel hadn’t committed the crime.
The committee claimed in its conclusions that Dura not only was not killed, he was never hurt, and that he still living a normal life in Gaza. The committee also claimed that the video, which was filmed by France 2 TV and aired around the world, had been staged.
According to the same newspaper, the Israeli writer Nachman Shai met few days ago, with Ya’alon to give him a copy of his new book, Media War Reaching for Hearts and Minds, which talking about the affair of Mohammed al-Dura and how it affected Israel’s reputation in the world.
Ya’alon told Shai that there are possibilities that Dura’s incident was fabricated according to the various conspiracy theories that have been suggested over Dura’s murder, as he claimed.