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Israeli Officer Acquitted In Shooting Death of British Journalist


An Israeli military court has acquitted an officer of responsibility in the shooting death of a British journalist in the Gaza Strip two years ago.

The army decided last month not to charge the unnamed officer in James Miller's death, but said he might be disciplined on lesser charges. Thursday, he was cleared on all counts.

James Miller was making a documentary on the lives of Palestinian children when he was killed. Video footage of the incident taken by his crew, show him waving a white flag and identifying himself as a journalist as he approached an Israeli armored vehicle in the dark, just before shots rang out.

The footage was shown to the court and later included in a documentary called Death in Gaza.

Some information for the report provided by AP and AFP.

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