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Government calls for an international commission into the assassination of Al-Durra

The Palestinian government in Gaza has demanded that the United Nations and the international and Arab communities form a fact-finding committee into Zionist allegations that Israel is not responsible for the assassination of Palestinian child, Mohammed Al-Durra , at the beginning of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in September 2000.

On September 29, 2000 the Israeli occupation killed the child Al-Durra  at the junction of Martyrs and Netzarim street South of Gaza City where he was sheltering behind his father, Jamal, who himself suffered serious injuries. A French television camera documented the execution as his father screamed and yelled.

Zionist sources claim that the child Durra is not dead and that the broadcast is “a fabricated image” to stir world public opinion against the Jewish state.

Dr Attallah Abu El-Sebah, justice minister in the Palestinian government in Gaza, said in a written statement: “The occupying state is continuing with the lies and evasive policies it has pursued since its inception,” saying that these allegations are “contrary to the reality, truth and even contrary to the testimony of the occupation leaders themselves, including chief Major General Giora Eiland who was operations division leader in 2000. He reported that Dura was killed by live bullets that were fired by Israeli soldiers.”

Abu El-Sebah considered the statements of Israeli Minister of War, Moshe Yaalon, in this regard as “just a desperate attempt to improve the image of the occupying state before the international community through the falsification of history, the turning over of facts and switching the executioner into a victim,” he said.

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