- Sep 6, 2013
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Look at the photo below that was taken by a photog at the moment the shot was fired.IDF closes probe into killing of Mustafa Tamimi in Nabi Saleh | +972 Magazine
The Israeli Military Advocate General (MAG) announced Thursday that it has closed the investigation into the killing of Mustafa Tamimi, a Palestinian resident of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Tamimi died almost exactly two years ago, on December 10, 2011, after being hit by a tear gas canister shot by IDF soldiers at close range during a demonstration in the village. He was critically injured at the protest, and died the next day at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.
According to Israeli human rights organization BTselem, the MAG claims the canister that killed Tamimi was fired according to the relevant rules and regulations and did not involve any illegality. It accepted the soldiers claim that he didnt see Tamimi when shooting from the military jeep and further relied on expert opinion that determined the soldier could not have seen Tamimi while shooting.
How could it possibly be in line with regulations for a soldier to fire any weapon without having a clear line of sight, especially during a protest?
According to BTselem, Israeli military orders officially forbid shooting tear gas canisters directly at people. While military officials regularly cite this position in response to BTselems queries, in practice such shooting continues unabated.
The court agreed with the shooter that he "couldn't see the pali"...heheh.
This is what passes for justice in OZreal.