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Haaretz: Tahah siblings were executed without any reason

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– An Israeli investigation has proved that the two siblings Maram, 23, and Ibrahim Tahah, 16, were shot and killed by Israeli fire at Qalandia checkpoint without any justification. After months of foot-dragging, Israeli authorities accepted to lift the gag order on the case of lethal shooting of Palestinian teens at Haaretz’s request. Haaretz said the video of the shooting affirms that 16-year-old brother Ibrahim Salah Tahah did not have a weapon when he was shot by Israeli soldiers. Ibrahim repeatedly tried to pull his sister away from the scene, according to the paper. However, two Israeli security guards shot the siblings from around 20 meters (66 feet) away. A number of police officers and security guards at the checkpoint have been questioned on the matter. The two security guards who fired are suspected of failing to follow open-fire protocol.   According to the people who saw the video, the sister, 23-year-old Maram, is seen brandishing a knife, while her 16-year-old brother Ibrahim did not have a weapon and even tried to stop her.  The Justice Ministry says it will not let journalists see the footage until a decision is made on whether to indict the two security guards. Sources have told Haaretz this decision will be made in a few days. The police completed their investigation months ago and sent their findings to state prosecutors. When the police finished their probe, their findings, unusually, did not include a recommendation for or against an indictment.

(Source / 10.10.2016)

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