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Footage showing the Palestinian boy Mohammed al-Durra being savagely shot at and killed by Israeli occupation soldiers while in his father's arms moved the world. And al-Durra became a symbol of the tortured Palestinian childhood under a fierce Israeli occupation. This occurred at the start of the intifada in September 2000, and since then so many Palestinian babies and children fell prey to the Israeli army.

Last week, 6-year old Ayman Fares, was the latest child victim of Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip. He was playing in his grandfather's land when unprovoked Israeli soldiers positioned in the nearby Israeli settlement of Ganital opened heavy fire on the boy and his grandfather, who was working the land with other relatives. A bullet pierced Ayman's head, killing him in his grandfather's arms. The grandfather of Ayman said, "When I noticed the gunfire, I held Ayman as such and creeped until I reached the toilet room. But a bullet from a Nazi Israeli soldier hit the boy's head and blew it apart. I started shouting Mohammed come come, Ayman is dead. He is dead. Come and save us. But nobody was able to reach us." A relative said, "We were close to the Jewish settlement. And they saw us working our land. Ayman's grandfather and I were working. I was wearing a short and T-shirt.

The Israelis saw that we were armless. But they started to open heavy gunfire on us. My uncle took Ayman in his arms and lied face down, and the gunfire continued. A 800 mm bullet pierced Ayman's head." Few days before the tragic killing of Ayman, his mother had bought new clothes for school. The broken hearted mother will no more kiss her child goodbye every morning, and when he comes back from school. Angered, she asked why do Israeli soldiers kill innocent children. "What sin has he done. Did he carry a gun or drive a tank. What has he done to receive a 800 mm bullet in the head," asked his mother. Residents of the now-occupied Palestinian areas implanted with illegal settlements endure daily sufferings due to imposed curfews, arrests, demolition of their properties, and of course gunfire.

A Gaza Strip resident said, "We are close to an Israeli settlement, every night the Israelis open gunfire at us without being provoked. The shooting, bombing, razing of our houses and fields occur on daily basis." 6-year-old Ayman is gone like hundreds of other Palestinian children. But what is being done to protect the Palestinian, whose sole crime is to seek freedom?

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Salam,

 May Allah (swt) send comfort on the boy's family and make the mujahideen everywhere victorious.  But i guess this doesn't matter to anyone since the boy is palestinian, if he was jewish everyone would know about it  :angry:

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Another article you might find interesting:

WHO KILLED MUHAMMAD AL-DURA?

BLOOD LIBEL -- MODEL 2000

Amnon Lord

Muhammad Al-Dura, the poster child of the current Palestinian uprising, was not killed by IDF gunfire at Netzarim junction, according to an inquiry by the German ARD television network based on a study by Israeli physicist Nahum Shahaf. Shahaf analyzed all available unedited videotape from the area of the event, spoke with IDF soldiers and photographers who were present, and concluded: The Palestinians, in cooperation with foreign journalists and the UN, arranged a well-staged production.

Meet Nahum Shahaf / The Investigation / Where was the Ambulance Driver? / The Photographer Denies Claiming that the IDF Killed the Boy / What Do the Tapes Show? / Scenes at the Israeli Position / Acting for the Cameras / An Additional Angle / Determining Responsibility

The story of the death of the child Muhammad Al-Dura -- who, according to reports from world and local media, was shot and killed by IDF soldiers at Netzarim junction -- became the symbol of the intifada: the Palestinian martyr whose blood must be avenged by the Muslim and enlightened world. His death turned into a blood libel accompanying the terror and violence, and it became the altar upon which the good name of the people and the State of Israel was sacrificed during the last two years. The world was flooded with pictures of the dead child. As a result of, among other things, world incitement originating with the mantra: "Israel murders Palestinian children," the UN conference in Durban turned into a frightening anti-Semitic crusade.

Meet Nahum Shahaf

Nahum Shahaf has worked in Israel's defense establishment as a physicist for the optical intelligence unit of the IDF. He has contributed much in various ways to the defense system, and was among the leading developers of pilotless light aircraft and video instrumentation. Shahaf investigated the damage done by the Iraqi missiles in 1991, and concluded that part of the damage was caused by Patriot missiles. His work on the Muhammad Al-Dura affair was much more complicated. Shahaf accumulated and analyzed all available material connected to Al-Dura's death.

Shahaf says that immediately he felt that something was not right in the report on the boy's death. Indeed, many who saw and heard the reports on TV asked themselves how the reporters dared to conclusively determine that the child was shot by IDF gunfire on the basis of one "shot" by a television photographer who filmed the wounded boy.

Shahaf's work was at the center of the IDF investigation of the affair, and was also the basis for an investigative program produced by Esther Shapira, editor of "The Fourth Square" documentary series, that was broadcast on the German ARD television network on March 18, 2002.

French Jewish leaders, who faced a rise in anti-Semitism in their country after the airing of a special television program called "The Death of Little Muhammad," in which Israel was categorically blamed for the killing of Muhammad Al-Dura, were so impressed with Shahaf's detailed and solid analysis that they felt secure enough to press charges against "France 2" television in the French courts.

The Investigation

A room in Shahaf's office was turned into a computerized video lab, where he gathered most of the material that was filmed on that day -- hours of raw, unedited videotape recorded on 30 September 2000, the third day after the outbreak of the fighting. Shahaf overlapped photography angles, isolated frames, and carefully analyzed what occurred that day between IDF soldiers and Palestinians at Netzarim junction. He questioned the soldiers and their officers who were stationed at the IDF fortification there, designed to guard the road into the Jewish town of Netzarim. At various times during the day the Israeli position was surrounded and fired upon from three sides by Palestinian gunmen. Shahaf also found many of the TV photographers who were there that day.

Of all the photographers and journalists whom he questioned, Shahaf was particularly interested in the Palestinian photographer for "France 2" -- Talal Abu-Rahma -- the man who brought to the world the famous pictures which show Muhammad Al-Dura at the moment that he was shot.

Where was the Ambulance Driver?

In his investigation, Shahaf also looked into an additional blood libel, which occurred near Al-Dura. According to the dramatic reports of that day, right after the child was shot, an ambulance arrived on the scene. The driver got out in order to attend to the child, and he was also reportedly shot and killed by IDF gunfire. However, there are no photos of this dramatic event. Some twenty TV photographers were in the area and not one of them filmed it, while the scene depicting the death of Al-Dura was filmed by Abu-Rahma and one other photographer. (Shahaf later discovered the second photographer's film.)

How is it that not one of the tens of photographers at the scene filmed the ambulance driver who was shot? The report was that he was killed when he got out of his ambulance to rescue the child. He had to have been opposite the camera of Abu-Rahma, or at least nearby. Abu-Rahma had to have been able to film him. And what could be more dramatic? An ambulance driver emerges to rescue a wounded child and then is fired upon and killed. It was Abu-Rahma who told NBC that the driver was killed, and showed a picture of the driver.

Shahaf asked Abu-Rahma: "Why didn't you film the ambulance driver at the time of the rescue?"

Abu-Rahma: "Because the driver was killed before he arrived."

Shahaf: "How do you know this?"

Abu-Rahma: "Because he didn't arrive."

Shahaf: "Where was he killed?"

Abu-Rahma: "I don't know. I didn't see. I don't know."

The Photographer Denies Claiming that the IDF Killed the Boy

Shahaf then questioned him about the death of Muhammad Al-Dura. Here is the answer of Abu-Rahma, the photographer who was standing about 30 meters from the father and son when they were shot:

"I don't think that the Palestinians said that Israel killed the child."

Shahaf: "But you said that you were sure that IDF soldiers killed the child!"

Abu-Rahma: "I did not say that IDF soldiers killed him. I said that the bullets came from the direction...and hit Muhammad Al-Dura and Jamal [the father]."

"That is to say, he does not know and isn't saying where the gunfire came from," explained Nahum Shahaf. Charles Andrelan of "France 2," the station's main journalist in Israel, told Shahaf the same thing.

One of the reasons given as to why only Abu-Rahma was filming at a time when close to twenty photographers were on the scene was that IDF soldiers were shooting "like crazy people," and that no one could get to the junction. The truth is that during that day there were long periods when the Palestinians began shooting at the IDF position from their own position, on the opposite side of the junction. The father and son had taken shelter next to a wall near the Palestinian position.

The Israeli soldiers were questioned thoroughly, and they explained that their actions were in accordance with the clear instructions that were given to them. They did not shoot in reaction to stone throwing or firebombs, but only returned fire toward the source of gunfire directed at their position.

What Do the Tapes Show?

Through the raw videotapes, which covered almost the entire day, Shahaf was able to clearly reconstruct what happened around the IDF position at the junction. These videos completely verify the testimonies of the IDF soldiers, who were recorded on film as saying that the death of a Palestinian child next to the Palestinian position was not known to them at that time. They only heard about it 24 hours later.

What does one see in the videotapes, before they were edited into a series of images of conflicts between Palestinian youth and IDF soldiers, with blood, fire, and smoke?

The material may be grouped into three different episodes or scenes:

Youth, among them small children, gathering at a distance of a few meters from the firing slits of the IDF position at Netzarim junction.

Large-scale events that look violent, which are not in the immediate area of the IDF position and have no connection to the IDF post at the junction.

Events which occurred at the front of the Palestinian position on the other side of the junction, at a distance of approximately 120 meters from the IDF fortification.

Scenes at the Israeli Position

The photographers recorded a number of activities that occurred exactly opposite the firing slits of the IDF post. At first, one sees youth and children behind a pile of sand close to the wall of the IDF position. They are throwing great quantities of rocks and bottles at the position -- so many that at a certain stage the roof began to collapse from the weight of the rocks. Firebombs are also being thrown, which continually cause small fires on the roof of the position. Yet the IDF soldiers do not respond, despite the fact that a few of them were burned by the firebombs. Only occasionally does a soldier appear in the lookout post, which is protected from the top. Clearly, one sees that there is no IDF shooting.

In addition, one sees a teenager who seems to be hurt, meters from the IDF position. But behind him life appears to be going on as normal. People are standing and walking around, talking among themselves and smiling. Farther away, people are standing and looking pleased with what they are seeing. The injured teenager raises his hand and begins to run backward. No one crouches in instinctive self-defense in order to take cover. At least five TV photographers are seen moving around without fear, swooping down on the injured person. A UN ambulance arrives with surprisingly good timing, and the injured person is put inside.

In another recorded incident, a teenager is running with what looks like blood flowing from his forehead, and he is holding a soda bottle in his hand. If he had suffered a gunshot wound, he would be lying down and it would have been necessary to go in and get him. Yet, instead of running for cover to the orchard across from the junction, the teenager is seen running into the center of the junction, where his friends with the cameras and the same UN ambulance are waiting for him. After the ambulance makes its obligatory turn around the triangle in the center of the junction, the wounded youth is transferred from the UN ambulance to a Red Crescent ambulance as the ambulances stand back to back -- all of this at a time when there is supposed to be IDF gunfire which supposedly had wounded the teenager.

Behind this scene -- that is, in front of the Palestinian position -- in the area that is supposed to be under IDF fire, one can see the audience. Standing there are close to 200 men, teenagers, and children, in two or three rows, with the people in the front row sitting on the edge of the sidewalk. Passing next to them are teenagers riding on bicycles.

Acting for the Cameras

In the videotapes recorded in an area distant from the IDF position, behind a factory, everything is staged and acted out. Here one sees the same phenomena as in front of the IDF post but without an IDF presence. People are posing as if they are taking cover at the time of battle, while at the same time, behind them, men and children are walking around freely and smiling, as are many TV photographers (all of whom are Palestinians), just like in Hollywood.

On tape, groups of armed terrorists can be seen, many of whom are in uniform, together with scores of rock-throwing teenagers. Those with guns are firing volleys and single rounds. The firing is not directed at anything, but it could really endanger the youth in the area. Some of those carrying guns are dressed nicely in shirts and ties. In one taped scene, a teenager is posing as if taking cover, lying on his back, behind an automatic teller machine, as he is talking excitedly on his cellular phone. But what is the man who is standing upright next to him doing? Isn't he afraid of getting hurt?

An Additional Angle

Through his diligent compilation work, Shahaf located some previously unknown taped material that depicts the scene of Muhammad Al-Dura and his father from additional angles. There is a scene in which a television photographer may be seen kneeling right next to the child and his father. Thus, there had to be an additional photographer there as well, the one who filmed the first photographer.

There is also a picture of youths running and passing by a barrel of cement in order to get away from the place. Al-Dura and his son stay behind the barrel and do not join the people who, it seems, are getting themselves away from a dangerous area. Either they felt secure enough behind this cover, because the gunfire from the IDF position could not hurt them, or they stayed there for some other purpose.

Finally, there are single frames of film showing Al-Dura after what looks like a hand wound. The pictures show that the child changed his position, and also moved his hand and leg. At the end of a day of filming, these scenes are presented to the world as "The Death of Muhammad Al-Dura."

Determining Responsibility

The raw videotape shows that the Palestinian television photographers themselves were part of the events, and that by the time their edited material was received by European, American, and Israeli news editors or networks, it was already in such a format that all that was needed was to add a few anti-Israel comments.

IDF spokesman Brig. Gen. Ron Kitri says the IDF did not claim responsibility for the death of the boy, but did take responsibility for the heavy gunfire. Kitri also acknowledged that a child had been killed there and Gen. Yom-Tov Samia, head of the IDF Southern Command, ordered an investigation. Yet there was no Palestinian cooperation in the investigation, and they were not willing to allow an autopsy to be conducted.

The IDF investigation, in which Nahum Shahaf participated, was completed in January 2001 and reported that the cause of death of the child was not known. The IDF report also indicated that no unedited film exists showing who shot the child. Furthermore, the father's testimony, that Muhammad was hit in the back, does not square with the claim that he was shot by IDF soldiers.

However, the German television inquiry, based on Shahaf's own decisive conclusion, determined that Muhammad Al-Dura was not killed by IDF gunfire at Netzarim junction. Rather, the Palestinians, in cooperation with foreign journalists and the UN, arranged a well-staged production of his death.

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"based on a study by Israeli physicist Nahum Shahaf"

u shot your foot.

have a nice day

Don't run away because your hear one Jewish name. How about all the people interviewed? They were not Jewish. One of the names mentioned, Talal Abu-Rahma, was a Palestinian photographer. How about the French journalist?

What are you afraid of? The truth?

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I think what he's saying is that it's very possible and likely that groups use the Palestinians are marketing material to rationalize killing.  It's simple -- we show Isreali brutality therefore it's open season on Isrealis.

That, my friend, is taking advantage of an atrocity to further ones agenda.  The agenda is to kill all Isrealis and to make sure there is never a country called Isreal.

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"We need to prevent genocide of any people at any cost."

so we support a genocide of palestinians.?  

  "The agenda is to kill all Isrealis"

no its to free palestine

"and to make sure there is never a country called Isreal."

   you can have a country calld israel, just not on palestinian land. go ahead and give them new york if you care so much.   i love al-aqsa and mecca so do most iranians but you dont see us attacking it killing and kicking out its people so we can live there.  

i can go to macca and pray the same way europian/russian/american jews can go to palestine, they dont have to oppress palestinians muslims and christians.

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The agenda is to kill all Isrealis and to make sure there is never a country called Isreal.

What Nazi Germany started would have been completed by Missle Eastern countries long ago, without batting an eye, if Israel did not have the USA as an ally. For that reason alone, it's worth standing by Israel. Absolutely!

We need to prevent genocide of any people at any cost.

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i love al-aqsa and mecca so do most iranians but you dont see us attacking it killing and kicking out its people so we can live there.

....not yet, but when you will it will be most likely the wahabi's fault!  :D

Kafer

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there is also another picture showed on al jazeera tv

in which an israeli soldier wa poking out the eyes of a 5 yr old palestinian child

when i showed it to an american he started laffing  8O

strange but usual

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how about just retreating to your 1967 borders?? you prevent alot by doing this.

Finally, a reasonable suggestion.  I agree with you 100%.  Isreal should retreat to the original boundaries, the settlements should be eliminated and if the people on the settlements don't like it -- too damn bad!

I have stated many times -- Isreali aggression such as shooting a missile at a car in a populated area is ridiculous.  It's obviously going to hurt innocent people.  Actions such as these are not-understandable. (and I'm ashamed it hasn't been denounced by the US.)

Isreal is not entitled to all the land they have taken.  However, they are entitled to the 67 boundaries and they are entitled to live peacefully.  That I will not dispute.

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how about just retreating to your 1967 borders?? you prevent alot by doing this.

Finally, a reasonable suggestion.  I agree with you 100%.  Isreal should retreat to the original boundaries, the settlements should be eliminated and if the people on the settlements don't like it -- too damn bad!

I have stated many times -- Isreali aggression such as shooting a missile at a car in a populated area is ridiculous.  It's obviously going to hurt innocent people.  Actions such as these are not-understandable. (and I'm ashamed it hasn't been denounced by the US.)

Isreal is not entitled to all the land they have taken.  However, they are entitled to the 67 boundaries and they are entitled to live peacefully.  That I will not dispute.

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Compromise is the only solution and unfortunately, it takes 2 to do so.  Both Isreal and Palestine must be able to decide whether or not they want to continue to suffer or move forward and build.

The answer is not eliminate Isreal or eliminate Palestine.  It's a big enough land for both.

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The German doesn't seem to take into account that israel already admitted their soldiers shot the boy.  CNN reported on Oct. 3, 2000.

Israeli army says it likely killed Palestinian boy

October 3, 2000

Web posted at: 11:28 PM HKT (1528 GMT)

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- The Israeli army said Tuesday an internal investigation showed its troops apparently were responsible for killing a 12-year-old Palestinian boy whose televised death in Gaza shocked the world.

Mohammed al-Durra died in his father's arms after the two were trapped in Palestinian-Israeli cross-fire on a road near the Jewish settlement of Netzarim in Palestinian-ruled Gaza Saturday.

"There was an investigation by the major-general of the southern command and apparently (the boy was killed by) Israeli army fire at the Palestinians who were attacking them violently with a great many petrol bombs, rocks and very massive fire," Giora Eiland, head of army operations, told Israel Radio.

Eiland said the soldiers were defending themselves in a street battle with Palestinian forces which often include civilians.

"This is not the first incident in which civilians were injured, but it has never been intentional ... . It is known that (Mohammed al-Durra) participated in stone-throwing in the past," Eiland added.

Reporters watched helplessly Saturday as the boy and his father crouched behind a small concrete block for cover as bullets rained around them.

Mohammed wept, cowering behind his father, who tried to shield him with his arms. Both of them screamed in fear.

Some time later, both were shot. Mohammed, dead, lay slumped in the lap of his father, who sat upright and rocked gently backward. The father survived, but was badly wounded.

In the wrong place at the wrong time

The Israeli army's head of the southern command, Yom Tov Samya, said the boy should not have been at the flashpoint junction in the first place.

"There was much shooting at that minute at the junction from five or six different directions ... . (Why was) a 12-year-old two meters from a Palestinian position firing heavy weapons on the (Israeli) post?" Samya said.

But he agreed that father and son, caught between a Palestinian and an Israeli position, may have been shot by Israelis.

"It could very much be -- this is an estimation -- that a soldier in our position, who has a very narrow field of vision, saw somebody hiding behind a cement block in the direction from which he was being fired at, and he shot in that direction."

Samya said Israeli soldiers had shown restraint in the face of thousands of Palestinian rioters during six days of fierce clashes that erupted after Israeli right-winger Ariel Sharon visited a holy site in Jerusalem which is sacred to Jews and Muslims.

At least 50 people, most of them Palestinians, have been killed in the violence, leading Palestinian officials to accuse the Israeli military of committing a massacre.

Sharon, asked about the boy's death in an interview Tuesday with the U.S. television network CBS, described the footage of the shooting as "very hard to see" and "a real tragedy."

"But the one that should be blamed is only the one ... that really instigated all those activities, and that is Yasser Arafat," said Sharon.

The former defense chief, reviled by Arabs for orchestrating Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, has repeatedly denied his visit to the shrine Muslims call Al-Haram al-Sharif and Jews revere as the Temple Mount made him responsible for the violence.

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The German doesn't seem to take into account that israel already admitted their soldiers shot the boy.  CNN reported on Oct. 3, 2000.

Israeli army says it likely killed Palestinian boy

October 3, 2000

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- The Israeli army said Tuesday an internal investigation showed its troops apparently were responsible for killing a 12-year-old Palestinian boy whose televised death in Gaza shocked the world.

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how about just retreating to your 1967 borders?? you prevent alot by doing this.

Finally, a reasonable suggestion.  I agree with you 100%.  Isreal should retreat to the original boundaries, the settlements should be eliminated and if the people on the settlements don't like it -- too damn bad!

I have stated many times -- Isreali aggression such as shooting a missile at a car in a populated area is ridiculous.  It's obviously going to hurt innocent people.  Actions such as these are not-understandable. (and I'm ashamed it hasn't been denounced by the US.)

Isreal is not entitled to all the land they have taken.  However, they are entitled to the 67 boundaries and they are entitled to live peacefully.  That I will not dispute.

thats the view of most paletinians, but they cant even have that. i am proud of u my hypocrit friend  :)

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