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Al Dura Trial Takes Huge Turn - UPDATE (French TV ordered to hand over unedited tapes!!)
PAJAMASMEDIA ^ | 20 September, 2007 | Nidra Poller

Posted on 09/20/2007 9:54:12 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy

PJM PARIS….FLASH: The French Appellate court trial of Phillippe Karsenty in the matter of Mohammed Al Dura - the epochal case of the Palestinian boy allegedly shot by Israeli troops in 2000 - took a huge turn today. Photos of the boy have been accused of being the birth of fauxtography. For the first time the court has ordered France 2 to produce the original tapes that could prove the whole enterprise a fake.

FIRST DISPATCH Appellate Court Presiding judge Laurence Trébucq has demanded that France 2 hand over the 27-minutes of raw footage shot on the afternoon of September 30, 2000 by Talal Abu Rahmeh. France 2 lawyer Maïtre Bénédicte Amblard tried to convince the judge that the request was not appropriate, relevant, necessary or even advisable. But the judge wants to see the outtakes with her own eyes.

This is the first time the French court has made such a demand that would be normal in the US system. The court will now be able to determine if the Al Dura shooting and tape was a fake, as many have alleged.

Maître Amblard was not able to reach her clients to confirm availability of the footage. Today’s hearing was adjourned. The next hearing is scheduled on November 14th… to view the raw footage.

Details will follow tomorrow.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fauxtography; france; intifada; israel

1 posted on 09/20/2007 9:54:20 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
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To: SJackson; Alouette; Slings and Arrows

PING FOR SOME GOOD NEWS !!!


2 posted on 09/20/2007 9:55:51 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

What is Phillippe Karsenty being tried for? Making the Palestinians look bad or making the French look bad?


3 posted on 09/20/2007 9:57:00 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: ScaniaBoy

don’t be surprised if these tapes, um, er..get burned in the fire that is going to start, after the car that’s delivering them to the court, gets into that accident.


4 posted on 09/20/2007 9:57:56 AM PDT by stylin19a (Go Bears !)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Making the French TV producers look bad:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1722410/posts


5 posted on 09/20/2007 9:58:54 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: stylin19a

The thought had crossed my mind....


6 posted on 09/20/2007 9:59:44 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: stylin19a

... or “cannot be found. We’ve looked and looked and looked. C’est le vie, eh?”


7 posted on 09/20/2007 10:04:44 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: stylin19a
Yeah, I won’t be surprised if the tapes never show up — someone will just say they got lost or were accidentally erased.
8 posted on 09/20/2007 10:04:52 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: ScaniaBoy

The real surprising turn in this trial will be if France 2 hasn’t long ago destroyed those tapes, and can actually produce them. I am not holding my breath. As a regular viewer of France 2 news I can attest to their bias.


9 posted on 09/20/2007 10:07:13 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: theDentist

They must’ve went to the Dan Rather School of Journalism..........


10 posted on 09/20/2007 10:14:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

This should be interesting


11 posted on 09/20/2007 10:15:36 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: vbmoneyspender
What is Phillippe Karsenty being tried for? Making the Palestinians look bad or making the French look bad?

The French, apparently bringing the press into disrepute is a cause of action in France, though he was only fined 1 franc. Now he's appealing the 1 franc verdict.

12 posted on 09/20/2007 11:04:39 AM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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13 posted on 09/20/2007 11:06:15 AM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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To: ScaniaBoy

The out takes are already available on the internet. If the TV company don’t have copies, there’s a lot that do.


14 posted on 09/20/2007 12:06:06 PM PDT by plenipotentiary
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To: SJackson; ScaniaBoy

But for the art, the Eiffel Tower and the wine, there seems to be very little difference between France and your average banana republic. Maybe we should start calling it a cheese republic.


15 posted on 09/20/2007 12:48:22 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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