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Hanoch Marnari Haaretz editor 1990-2004 - Regrets propagating the Muhamad al-Durrah pallywood lie

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Submitted by Liat (United States), Feb 3, 2023 at 16:20

The purity of shame

Hanoch Marnari (Haaretz editor 1990-2004), The 7 Eye, Dec 10, 2009.

Today, when I know more about the way in which the Palestinians reflected their disaster, and from the distance of the years and the experience gained during them, I can also openly accept the film of the German journalist Esther Shapira. Today it is clear to me that we bought that story (that the IDF supposedly killed Muhammad a-Durrah), too quickly, and cheaply. We were skeptical of the IDF's investigation. We showed impatience with tests conducted by those who were perceived as obsessive. A picture, even a video picture, may be the perfect lie. We should have made every effort to investigate the truth in the case. After all, it was our job to tell what exactly happened. And if Not us, we should have openly accepted everyone who is willing to poke a pin in this myth.


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