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Thursday, November 15, 2007

What went on in a Paris courtroom today

The JPost has a brief and very general description of what happened in a Paris court today in the al-Dura trial:
More than seven years after Muhammad al-Dura, 12, was apparently shot to death during clashes between IDF troops and Palestinian gunmen at Gaza's Netzarim junction, a small packed courtroom in the Palais de Justice here viewed raw footage of the incident Wednesday.


Members of the French media did not appear to be present among the approximately 60-strong audience; some members of the public could not get into the small room where the uncut footage provided by France 2 was screened from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Although the footage itself ran for a total of 18 minutes, it was stopped at several points so Enderlin could comment on what was happening.

Toward the end, the footage appeared to show Dura briefly putting his hand to his forehead to check what was happening around him, and moving his leg.

The footage also featured his father shouting out, "Muhammad is dead! Muhammad is dead!"

Enderlin said after the hearing that France 2 had produced all the raw footage it had, based on "an original tape that was kept in a safe until now. We presented a DVD that was made in front of a bailiff from the original tape... not from the various copies you can find here and there."

Karsenty has claimed that there is additional footage beyond what was shown.
Hopefully, there will be more details tomorrow. Stay tuned.


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