This is the opening sequence. At Time Code Reading (TCR) 1:17:06:12 we see Jamal Al Durah and the boy later identified by the cameraman Talal Abu Rahma as Jamal’s son, Muhammed, behind the barrel looking toward the Israeli position, apparently in fear. At the very beginning of the segment a shot rings out; Jamal and the boy seemRead more
What you can examine below are the final 78 seconds of the tape that France2 made available to the court in Paris in 2008, which they claim is the complete raw footage that Talal abu Rachma shot on September 30, 2000 at Netzarim Junction. This “last minute” contains all the “shooting sequence” in which the al Durah’s are under fire, during which, according to Abu Rachmah and Enderlin, the boy was killed and the father badly wounded.”
Much controversy surrounds this footage. Until it was shown in court, it had only been shown privately to selected individuals, and during that time, France2, Enderlin and Abu Rachmah had all implied that there was significantly more footage of the actual shooting scene, including sequences of the “death throes” of the child which Enderlin claimed he cut out of his broadcast in order to spare his audience some “unbearable footage.” Abu Rachmah claimed that he filmed the scene which went on for over 45 minutes, and involved at least 20 of the by bleeding to death in front of him, and denied an ambulance evacuation by Israelis firing remorselessly on the boy and father, even killing one of the ambulance drivers who came to save him.
It turns out, that Abu Rachmah only recorded a little over a minute of this 45 minute ordeal, and that that “minute” is not one continuous “take,” but broken up into seven segments, each of approximately ten seconds long. In each of the five segments in which the Al Durahs appear, they are in different positions, suggesting that between each break in the footage, time elapsed.
Furthermore, Enderlin cut the last two scenes (20 seconds), both of which, when examined, significantly undermine the narrative he presented to the world.
Below you can view:
1) the full “last minute” (78 seconds).
32) a breakdown of this footage into its seven component segments.
Anyone who wishes to make his own judgment on the validity of Charles Enderlin’s broadcast must see and examine this footage. This is precisely the evidence that many people who support Enderlin have conspicuously failed to examine.
The Full “Last Minute”
Although the Al Durah’s are visible in an earlier sequence of Abu Rachma’s footage (the jeep scene), this begins with the sequence where they are under fire. One hears the shouting of men, and shortly thereafter, the first bullet to hit the wall over their heads strikes. The entire sequence is 78 seconds long; Enderlin used 30 seconds of this material in his original broadcast.
The camera’s gaze settles on the Israeli position for less than 3 seconds, zooming out rather than in, and then pans right to rest on a group of what appear to be Palestinian demonstrators, zooming in on them.
There is no visual evidence of any fire emanating from the Israeli position. We hear shooting in the background butRead more
This segment opens at Time Code Reading (TCR) 1:17:24 with a wide shot revealing an empty camera tripod to the left of the Al Durahs. They are apparently sheltering behind a barrel upon which is resting a large stone, near a wall.
The shot almost immediately narrows to tightly focus on the father, Jamal, who is looking atRead more
This scene opens at Time Code Reading (TCR) 1:17:40:07 with the sound of automatic weapon fire accompanied by a large cloud of dust. The camera is out of focus and shaky, but slowly comes to rest briefly on the boy lying down, with his head on Jamal Al Durah’s legs. France2’s presentation of this scene in its SeptemberRead more
This is the final segment used by Enderlin in his original broadcast. He continues his narration from the previous segment “[Muhammad is dead…] and his father badly injured.”
Indeed we see Jamal swaying back and forth as if in shock, although in this sequence he is facing the camera directly and, again, shows no sign of blood on hisRead more
Here is the final segment that Talal abu Rahma filmed of the Al Durahs under fire behind the barrel. We see that Jamal has changed position since the last segment, this time turning to the left (away from his son now lying at his feet). The sequence is shot out of focus. Again, at Time Code Reading (TCR)Read more
Very few people have seen or analyzed this sequence. It begins with a short shot of the barrel which now has no one near it. Although the scene is again out of focus and brief, there is no sign of the kind of pool of blood one would expect had the boy bled on his stomach for twentyRead more