In this France 2 scene, a young man who shows no obvious sign of injury, but might have hurt his hand, is manhandled by erstwhile ‘rescuers’ and possibly injured by them as they try to bundle him into a mis-cued ambulance for the benefit of the photographers. Following the original sequence as shot by Talal Abu Rahma isRead more
Footage from the Al Durah incident that was not shown to the public
Below is a collection of footage from France2 and other networks such as the AP and Reuters showing additional scenes and different camera angles from the Al Durah incident at the Netzarim junction on September 30, 2000.
The footage below was never presented to the public and some of it was only released by court order much later. The additional footage captures very problematic scenes, bringing into question the allegations made by Talal in his edited video regarding the incident.
Here, a boy tries to attract attention by feigning a leg injury, but since he can generate only minimal interest as he lurches across the street, he ‘miraculously’ recovers his gait and walks off camera.Read more
This performance is truly over-the-top. Note the long running jumps performed for effect and resolving into an acrobatic somersault, all performed for no apparent reason but to call the attention of cameramen and the traditional bevy of rescuers that characterize the staged scenes. Note the controlled roll, executed close to the ground. If the runner had been shotRead more
The action in this scene is completely anti-climactic. A man bicycles lazily by in the foreground. A boy wanders by with a red knapsack. The “victim” bounds under his own power into the ambulance. A few people start towards the ambulance as they see the back door open, but the expected ‘action’ never seems to gather anyRead more
This footage is meant to show the evacuation of a man with a serious head injury, but it raises significant questions:
1) The “wound” does not produce anywhere near the amount of blood that would warrant the summons of an ambulance and the mad rush to evacuation.
2) Notice how the man with a head wound sits high andRead more
All of the sound and fury in the previous clips starkly contrasts with the scene in this one, which shows what happens when someone suffers a genuine injury. Note the utter lack of commotion. No flurry of photojournalists. No crowd trying to ‘get in on the action’. Here, the blood on the inner right thigh from the lowerRead more
Directly in front of the Israeli position, a swarm of young men -who all seem completely unafraid of being shot by the Israelis -summon a host of cameramen and a U.N ambulance as they rush to “evacuate” another young man. The “rescuers” unceremoniously bowl over the evacuee in their exuberance – but pick him up and succeed inRead more
This footage was shot by a Reuters cameraman situated behind the Al-Durahs by the barrel. It shows the broader context to Abu Rahma’s limited focus when filming the Al Durahs as they sit behind the barrel.
We can hear gunfire in the background but it does not seem to be coming from the Israeli position judging from theRead more
This footage was shot by an AP cameraman situated even further behind the Al-Durahs than the Reuters cameraman (wearing a white and yellow “press” vest) who shot the footage in the previous clip. Also behind the barrel is the fellow we saw ducking behind the Al Durahs near the barrel in the previous clip.
This makes a total ofRead more
This extended AP footage ties together the scenes captured in other clips analyzed here. In this footage, we hear what sound like exchanges of fire. Indeed, this AP segment is entitled “Gaza: Gun Battle”. But do we have reason to believe this footage contains newsworthy images of conflict or confirmation that most of the scenes here wereRead more