Dutch filmmaker: I saw Sharon shoot two Palestinian toddlers at close range
|Sunday, November 21,2010 13:28|
Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer spread in the media this month accusations that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon killed two Palestinian children in a refugee camp in Beirut in 1982 while he was serving as the Israeli war minister.
“Sharon fired a pistol at two Palestinian children in front of my eyes, as if he was firing at rabbits.”
“I was standing very close to Sharon, who was the minister of defense at that time, while he fired at them at a distance of around ten meters with a pistol he carried.”
Sluizer’s made similar remarks in an interview with the weekly magazine Vrij Nederland, which regularly publishes important investigative reports, to mark a documentary film festival in Amsterdam during which one of Sluizer’s documentaries will be presented in which he is filmed saying to a Sharon effigy that he wishes he would have died in Auschwitz.
The Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Friday Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yossi Levy as claiming that Sluizer’s allegations were "lies,” claiming that “it is hard to believe that any reasonable person could take seriously this modern blood libel.”