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IDF Ordered to Return Film of Shooting

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Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak ordered the security authorities Thursday to return “as soon as possible” film footage confiscated from foreign journalists last Sunday when Israel Defense Force reserve Sgt. Moshe Katz was shot to death near his guard post in Bethlehem.

He was the first IDF fatality since the Palestinian unrest began in the administered territories Dec. 9.

Barak permitted the security forces to develop the film, but they were under strict instructions not to damage it. Time and Newsweek magazines and the Reuters news agency had been urging return of the film by the end of the week.

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