Israel's Defense Minister Defends al-Dura Panel, Calls Second Intifada Incident 'A Blood Libel'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says a French militant used the al-Dura affair to justify the killing of Jews, though the special committee's report says otherwise.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has defended a special committee's conclusion that 12-year-old Palestinian Mohammed al-Dura was not killed by crossfire during a clash early in the second intifada. Ya'alon also called the incident "a blood libel."