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In response to the article by Ben Caspit, "Government panel: Muhammad al-Dura
was not killed in watershed 2000 incident" (May 13, 2013), France 2 television
issued the following statement: "From the start of the incident until today,
France 2 has shown willingness to participate in any official legal proceedings
accompanied by legal counsel and carried out according to international
"At the same, France 2 is ready to help Mr. Jamal al-Dura in
any way in exhuming the body of his son (Muhammad) from his grave for a
pathological examination, including if necessary a DNA test to clarify the
circumstances of the incident.
"It is hard to believe that the special
committee formed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon did not approach France 2,
and to the best of our knowledge, Mr. al-Dura as well, and despite Mr. al-Dura¹s
readiness to remove his son's body from the grave, nothing was done about
"France 2 only learned about the existence of the committee from
the article, and this speaks for itself."