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Israeli Army Killing Palestinian Protestors With Impunity, Say Activists

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:48 By Lia Tarachansky , The Real News Network | Video Report

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Following chronic failure of IDF investigations, activists release the name of soldier involved in killing of Palestinian protester.

Last week, in one of the first actions of its kind, activists released the names of Israeli soldiers involved in the killing of a Palestinian protester. Mustafa Tamimi, a 28 year-old demonstrator from the village of Nabi Saleh, was killed when a soldier shot a tear gas canister at his face in December last year. Attorney Emily Schaeffer of Yesh Din spoke with The Real News' Lia Tarachansky about why IDF investigations lead to little justice. Maj. Avital Liebovitch, the IDF Spokeswoman questioned why the army is even required to investigate crimes by soldiers, and Abir Kopty of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee spoke about the dozens of protesters who have been killed in recent years in demonstrations.

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Israeli Army Killing Palestinian Protestors With Impunity, Say Activists

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:48 By Lia Tarachansky , The Real News Network | Video Report

Truthout combats corporatization by bringing you trustworthy news: click here to join the effort.

Following chronic failure of IDF investigations, activists release the name of soldier involved in killing of Palestinian protester.

Last week, in one of the first actions of its kind, activists released the names of Israeli soldiers involved in the killing of a Palestinian protester. Mustafa Tamimi, a 28 year-old demonstrator from the village of Nabi Saleh, was killed when a soldier shot a tear gas canister at his face in December last year. Attorney Emily Schaeffer of Yesh Din spoke with The Real News' Lia Tarachansky about why IDF investigations lead to little justice. Maj. Avital Liebovitch, the IDF Spokeswoman questioned why the army is even required to investigate crimes by soldiers, and Abir Kopty of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee spoke about the dozens of protesters who have been killed in recent years in demonstrations.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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