Ilana Dayan ordered to pay IDF officer NIS 300,000 over claims made on TV

Ilana Dayan to pay IDF o

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 8, 2009 18:55

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ruled Tuesday that TV investigative reporter Ilana Dayan and the Telad network which produces her show will compensate an IDF captain to the amount of NIS 300,000. The ruling referred to an episode in which Dayan said that in 2004 the officer, identified only as Captain R., had confirmed the death of a Palestinian girl by shooting her again at close range after already shooting at her from a distance. Judge Noam Solberg also ordered Dayan to read the main points of the verdict in one of the next episodes of her show, Uvda, or 'Fact' in Hebrew. Specifically, Dayan was ordered to clarify to viewers that she had conveyed the wrong message about the officer during the episode that dealt with his story.


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