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December 6, 2013 8:14 am

IDF Won’t Charge Soldier in Death of Palestinian Protester

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Times of Israel – The investigation into the killing of Palestinian protester Mustafa Tamimi, who succumbed to a head wound caused by the firing of a tear gas canister at him by an IDF soldier, will be terminated as no conclusive evidence exists that the soldier acted in defiance of army guidelines, the IDF Military Advocate General unit announced Thursday.

Tamimi, 27, was shot in the head at point blank range while attending a demonstration near the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh in December 2011. He was pronounced dead a short while later.

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