Slain Palestinian Protester ‘Deliberately Shot in the Face’

The weekend slaying of Palestinian protester Mustafa Tamimi prompted controversy with a top Israeli military spokesman mocking the death on Twitter, but is also drawing increasing scrutiny after his uncle reports that he was deliberately shot in the face by Israeli forces with a gas grenade. Israeli peace activists say the military violated its own rules by attacking protesters from within armored vehicles. The military insists they amounted to “rioters.”

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Author: Jason Ditz

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