Video Channel: Security forces

Military's law enforcement system as whitewash: Killing of Mustafa Tamimi

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4 Jul 2016
Haim Scwarczenberg

On 9 Dec. 2011 Tamimi was hit by a tear-gas canister fired at him from close range while throwing stones at a protest. He died the next day. Two years later the MAG Corps closed the case on untenable grounds; B’Tselem appealed the decision. The Military Prosecution denied the appeal in Feb. 2016, citing implausible scenarios to absolve the shooter and his commanders of criminal liability, thereby sending a message that soldiers may act with impunity and underscoring the limitations of a system that does not examine policy or the responsibility of senior officers.