Pro-Israeli activist found guilty of libel

French court convicts Philippe Karsenty for claiming that video showing death of Palestinian boy was fake.

A man has been convicted of defamation in France for his claims about a widely-publicised video which showed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy’s death in Gaza Strip.

Philippe Karsenty, a pro-Israeli media activist, claimed that a French TV report which featured the boy taking cover from an Israeli gunfire a decade ago was faked.

The court found Karsenty guilty of libel, upholding an earlier ruling.

Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Paris.

Source: Al Jazeera