Israeli court bans documentary exploring alleged war crimes in Palestinian refugee camp

An Israeli court has banned the screening and distribution of a 2002 documentary made by an Israeli Palestinian director relaying the accounts of Palestinians caught up in the Battle of Jenin, which left at least 22 civilians dead, according to Human Rights Watch. Judge Halit Silash of Israel’s central Lod District Court ruled in favour of a libel claim by an Israeli soldier who appeared in the film and accused actor and director Mohammad Bakri of deliberately choosing “not to do any checks, even the most minimal or preliminary, of the allegations and facts” in interviews in the film, Haaretz …

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