July 9, 2008
French Jews to Sarkozy: Investigate al-Dura incident
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Though Enderlin on his blog has favored an investigation, he also questions it: "Why propose an international investigation all the while knowing that Israel refuses to have one?"
It is also unclear whether France 2 TV would cooperate with any investigation.
On the Jewish radio station RJC, the director of France 2 TV responded to CRIF's proposal last week. Arlette Chabot agreed to an examination of Mohammed al-Dura's father, Jamal, and his purported wounds from the attack.
The cause of the wounds, displayed in a France 2 TV follow-up to the 2000 incident, were identified by an Israeli surgeon as scars from a procedure he completed on Jamal in 1994 at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.
However, while assenting to Jamal's possible examination, Chabot did not definitively agree to the investigation proposed by CRIF. She said she believed the Jewish group had taken sides with Karsenty.
Chabot later said she would not oppose an investigation organized "without prejudice."
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