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Lenny Ben-David @lennybendavid
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A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in #Gaza in June, Was It an Accident?
NYT's in-depth prosecution of #Israel. Only deep in article do we read:
"Three medics down, all from one bullet. It seemed improbable. But The Times’s reconstruction confirmed
2/ "The bullet hit the ground in front of the medics, then fragmented, part of it ricocheting upward & piercing Ms. Najjar’s chest. It was fired from a sand berm used by Israeli snipers at least 120 yards from where the medics fell."

Not a directed, intentional murder by sniper.
3/ The NYT's indictment of #IDF is 5,500 words long & accompanied by 17 minute video! When was the last time NYT spent so many manhours & millions of $ on an investigation?

Not since Warren Commission on JFK's assassination have I seen such research, stopped frames, diagrams.
4/ NYT's attempted to account for EVERY #Gazan protesters. But it failed to mention that many of the dead in the 1st days of rioting were #HAMAS personnel. So many, I wondered if IDF was using facial recognition to target Hamas fighters in civ dress.
Here are Hamas obit notices:
5/ Why is this #Hamas officer circled? Because he was a "medic."
Rouzan al-Najjar, the brave woman medic, was not in Hamas, but she was used by Hamas before, during, and after her tragic, non-intentional death.
Hamas' cannon fodder.
Look at the amazing research and investment the NYT put into this indictment of #Israel. "in loco Goldstone."
NYT is proud of the massive research job done to nail Israel for the unintentional death of Gazan medic. "We analyzed over 1,000 photos & videos, froze the fatal moment in a 3-D model of the protest, & interviewed more than 60 witnesses."
Why so dogged?
Even after the massive NYT research job that PROVES the medic was killed by a ricochet, the NYT has the gall, bias, hate to say "Israel claims."
"Though Israel claims Rouzan’s killing was unintentional, our investigation shows that her shooting appears to have been reckless..."
The fact that the medic was hit by a richochet (unintentional) is only disclosed by the NYT after 4,400 words, 80% of the way down.
NYT admits it had an agenda: "We spoke with NGOs & experts in international law to assess whether the shooting may have constituted a war crime."
Same critical report sniped, "We made several trips to Gaza. Complicating matters on the ground was the Israeli closure policy, which makes crossing in & out of Gaza impossible from Thursday at 3:30 pm to Sunday at 7:30 am.

No allowance for Muslim's Friday, Jewish Shabbat? Nah.
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