Probe: No Ethical Flaw in Killing of Terrorist

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Three days after the operations of the Naval Commando unit in the territories were suspended, the IDF decided that the elite unit should resume its role in hunting down Palestinian suspects. The suspension followed the fatal shooting of Mohammed Kamil, a member of Islamic Jihad, on Dec. 3. Details of the incident showed that the injured man had surrendered a pistol to Palestinian civilians, but was shot and killed from a distance of 40 meters by commandos who saw him move and said they thought he had another weapon. A reconstruction of the incident, says the IDF, shows the soldiers had a legitimate concern that the suspect was still armed.

2004-12-10 00:00:00

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