Record of a killing

Israeli officer: I was right to shoot 13-year-old child

Radio exchange contradicts army version of Gaza killing

Watchtower
‘It’s a little girl. She’s running defensively eastward’
Operations room
‘Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?’
Watchtower
‘A girl of about 10, she’s behind the embankment, scared to death’
Watchtower
“I think that one of the positions took her out.”

Captain R:
“I and another soldier … are going in a little nearer, forward, to confirm the kill …
Receive a situation report. We fired and killed her … I also confirmed the kill. Over.”

(Witnesses described how the captain shot Iman twice in the head, walked away, turned back and fired a stream of bullets into her body. Doctors at Rafah’s hospital said she had been shot at least 17 times.

Captain R (after killing the girl)
‘Anything moving in the zone, even a three-year-old, needs to be killed’

Full story on this at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1358173,00.html

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