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posted 14 July 2003 07:48 PM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
No Report, No Investigation, No Notice

By Gideon Levy

At the beginning of June, Nabil Jirdath, 48, a
clothing merchant and the father of eight, drove
from his store in Jenin to his home in the village
of Silath al-Harthiya. With him in the car were
seven of his family members, including children.
Suddenly the car came under light-arms fire from a
tank that was stationed on the main road. Jirdath
was critically wounded and died a few days later.

It's possible that the soldiers wanted to frighten the occupants of the car, as the driver, for fear of the tank, had turned on to a bypass dirt road. And so the soldiers opened fire at the vehicle from long range. The result was an
appallingly unnecessary death, which, as in many other cases, was of no interest to the Israeli public.

However, the lack of interest shown in the event
by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) this time
assumed a horrific character: it turned out
that the IDF Spokesperson's Office had no
knowledge of the incident. Someone is killed
but no investigation is made and no record is
kept of the event anywhere - as though an
animal was the victim. Is it possible that the
soldiers in the tank didn't even bother
reporting to their superiors that they had
killed someone?

From: Toronto | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 14 July 2003 10:10 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well we heard about this one. I wonder about the many we don't hear.
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