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posted 13 October 2004 05:14 PM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
Army chief 'emptied his magazine' at girl in Gaza

Two separate official investigations are under way into the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl in Gaza by the Israeli army after soldiers testified that their company commander "emptied his magazine" at her after she had been shot and was presumed dead.

The army has already admitted that the killing of Iman al-Hams in the town of Rafah a week ago was a mistake and that her bag, which it says soldiers thought carried explosives, contained school books.

Soldiers have come forward to explain that her body was riddled with 20 bullets because their immediate commander "confirmed the killing" by shooting two bullets at her already prone body before withdrawing a short distance and then firing a burst of automatic gunfire at the corpse.

...the company commander in question later explained that he thought the girl may have possibly eaten a homemade bomb that was sure to go off if he didn't take extra precautions. He was then awarded a medal and praised by the Israeli government for his courage and selflessness in the face of such danger and unbridled terrorism...

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posted 13 October 2004 05:36 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The reporting of this issue is a little confusing. The BBC one day identifies the shooter as a platoon commander, then later as a company commander, then as an army chief.

The Chief title seems a little outlandish as that title is usually reserved for a senior commander (general level), not a 2Lt in charge of a platoon or a Captain in charge of a company.

In any case, that little fucker should spend a very long time in jail if the details reported so far are true.

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posted 13 October 2004 07:41 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There's already a thread on this here.
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