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Israel Settles With Family of Slain British Journalist

An Israeli newspaper reports Israel has agreed to pay some $2 million to the family of a British journalist killed by Israeli soldiers in 2003.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported the settlement on Sunday, saying it followed lengthy legal discussions. The attorney for the victim confirmed that a settlement had been reached with the Israeli government, although he would only say the amount was more than $1.4 million.

Cameraman James Miller was shooting a documentary on Palestinian children in the Gazan border town of Rafah in 2003 when he was killed by Israeli gunfire despite carrying a white flag.

The soldier who fired the shot was cleared in a court-martial, but a British inquest concluded the event constituted murder.

The Miller family lawyer said Sunday that the family believes the settlement is the closest thing to an admission of guilt that they can get.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.