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Israel closes probe on Gaza civilian deaths

JERUSALEM — Israel’s military advocate general is to close an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Palestinian civilians who were carrying a white flag, a military spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday. “Due to lack of evidence, the army advocate general Avishai Mendelblit is to close the inquiry into the…

Israeli soldier faces manslaughter charges over Gaza deaths

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel’s military is for the first time to prosecute a soldier for killing civilians during the December 2008-January 2009 Gaza war, the army said on Tuesday, while dismissing dozens of other cases. The army said it would press manslaughter charges against a soldier for allegedly shooting dead…