Soldiers face 'Jenin, Jenin' director in court

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 7, 2011 11:16

Court says Bakri should apologize, but not pay; reservists call director a "collaborator," he responds: "Get out of the way, dog!"




Jenin Jenin movie poster

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The Supreme Court denied on Monday that Mohammad Bakri, the director of documentary Jenin, Jenin, defamed five soldiers.

In a confrontation before the trial, the reservists, who fought in Jenin as part of Operation Defensive Shield said that Bakri's film "makes IDF soldiers look like Nazis" and that he is "cooperating with the enemy."

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Bakri yelled back: "Get out of the way, dog!" He said that he has "no regrets over creating the film. If anyone needs to regret anything, it's the Israeli army, which was continuously committing crimes," Bakri added.

At the discussion's opening, Judge Miriam Naor said that Bakri should apologize and say that the film was not a documentary.

The soldiers' lawyer, Israel Casspi, said he would not accept an apology without compensation, but Naor ruled that the apology would suffice.


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