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April 7, 2006
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A British inquest declared that a filmmaker killed by Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip was murdered. The 10-member coroner’s jury in London, which convened this week to discuss the 2003 shooting of James Miller in the flashpoint Gaza town of Rafah, concluded Thursday that the death was “unlawful.” The inquest, in which the Israeli Embassy declined to participate, lacks leverage in terms of international law but is expected to step up British pressure on Israel to prosecute those responsible for the shooting. The Israeli army cleared the officer in charge of the unit that killed Miller, but later agreed to review the case.

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