30.04.2011 26.Nisan, 5771 Kedischim; Tag 11 des Omer
Dr. Yehuda David convicted for refuting claims that a former patient of his was injured by IDF gunfire in iconic second Intifada incident.
A French court on Friday convicted Israeli Dr. Yehuda David of slandering the father of Muhammad al-Durra, Jamal.
Then-twelve-year-old Muhammad al-Durra became a symbol of the second Inifada when he was shot to death in September 2000. Television station FRANCE 2 showed footage of al-Durra and his father seeking cover while caught in a crossfire between IDF soldiers and Palestinians in Gaza. The FRANCE 2 report controversially reported that the two had been targeted by the IDF. Muhammad al-Durra was hailed as a martyr throughout the Arab world. The accuracy of the FRANCE 2 report was widely debated in the following years….