News Brief 2/29/2012, Adar 6, 5772
Slander Trial Continues in Staged Shooting of Arab Boy
The court case between Philippe Karsenty and Charles Enderlin will continue after the Court of Cassation, France's highest court, nullified the acquittal previously pronounced by the Appellate Court of Paris.
In 2000, 12-year-old Mohammed Al-Dura was shot and killed in Gaza. Arab journalists claimed that Israeli troops knowingly shot him. Karsenty maintains that footage and testimony show that Al-Dura's father, the cameramen and other journalists with Enderlin's France Channel 2 TV news team lied to cover up a staged scene used to smear the Israeli army. Enderlin sued Karesenty for slander. Both are Jewish French citizens. Karsenty originally lost the case, but it was overturned in 2008. A new court date has yet to be set.