This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

AJC: New Israeli Government Report On Al-Durrah Affair Clarifies Event

NEW YORK, May 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed a new Israeli government report on Muhammad al-Durrah as an important contribution to understanding the events that transpired in Gaza in September 2000. The 12-year-old Palestinian boy reportedly died during a gun battle between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen.


"We have long harbored questions about the al-Durrah affair, and have welcomed efforts in France, Israel and the United States to examine all the available evidence," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "The report issued today by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu provides much needed and long overdue clarity, and significantly refutes the charges against the IDF that have lingered and been exploited by Israel's adversaries for more than a dozen years."

Al-Durrah became an instant icon for Palestinians during the second intifada as France 2 broadcast only partial footage of the tragedy.

The Israeli government report noted that the France 2 report, first aired on September 30, 2000, "had the immediate effect of harming Israel's international standing and fanning the flames of terror and hate." The report was quickly aired around the world.

The Israeli government report is based on an examination of available France 2 video footage. In 2007, responding to a legal action initiated by Philippe Karsenty, a French judge ordered the television station to release the raw footage. Karsenty has tenaciously challenged France 2 in an effort to expose the truth. At the time AJC called the French judge's ruling a "critical contribution to the search for truth" about the events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian exchange of fire and reported death of al-Durrah.

SOURCE American Jewish Committee

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.20 -1.70%
FB $116.84 0.09%
GOOG $690.52 -0.07%
TSLA $238.88 -3.60%
YHOO $36.34 -0.68%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,713.31 -117.45 -0.66%
S&P 500 2,054.43 -21.38 -1.03%
NASDAQ 4,750.5750 -54.7160 -1.14%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs