Israeli high court orders inquiry into shooting of US activist

[JURIST] The Israeli supreme court [court website] on Monday ordered the army to reopen its investigation of the shooting of a US peace activist in April 2003, giving the military just 90 days to interview six witnesses to the shooting that left US peace activist Brian Avery [Democracy Now interview] with severe facial disfigurement after a violent altercation between Palestinian protestors and Israeli soldiers. Following its brief original inquiry, the army announced that it had no knowledge of the shooting and declined to pursue an official investigation. Avery and the [advocacy website], a non-violent pro-Palestinian activist group for which he was working at the time of the shooting, petitioned the court to order a criminal investigation of the incident, calling the court's attention to the six eyewitnesses whom the army declined to interview. AFP has more.

 

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