The recognition by the Israeli Defense Forces this month that it was probably one of its soldiers who killed Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was belated, expected, and unsatisfactory.
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A new Israeli Supreme Court judgment applies a 2012 amendment to civil tort immunity legislation to effectively block tort claims arising from incidents in Gaza.
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