Record of a killing

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

Radio exchange contradicts army version of Gaza killing

‘It’s a little girl. She’s running defensively eastward’
Operations room
‘Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?’
‘A girl of about 10, she’s behind the embankment, scared to death’
“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’

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