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September 08, 2009

IDF Investigates 'McGirk Affair'

The IDF military police have launched an investigation of the so-called "McGirk Affair" involving the alleged shooting of three of Khaled Abed Rabbo's daughters. The family's story was reported widely in the Western press, with serious inconsistencies among the accounts, but the general outline of the story was that an Israeli soldier shot to death two Abed Rabbo sisters in cold blood and seriously injured a third.

In its report on alleged killings of civilians waving white flags ("Precisely Wrong"), Human Rights Watch featured this family's stories and ignored the many inconsistencies among the media accounts.

One wonders which version of the story Khaled Abed Rabbo shared with investigators last week at Erez crossing.

Update: NGO-Monitor flagged yet another version of Khaled Abed Rabbo's story, this one told in Arabic to Al-Shark Alawsat.

Posted by TS at September 8, 2009 04:14 AM


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