The platoon commander and the company commander Country Email List of the troops were reprimanded and barred from any command post for the next two years, but the soldiers were not punished. Palestinians also cite the cases of journalist Yasser Murtaja, 14-year-old Mohamed Ayoub and doctor Razan al Najar, all killed by Israeli snipers during protests against the Gaza Country Email List blockade in 2018. The former was killed by a bullet in the abdomen while wearing a protective vest with the legend of "Press", the second was shot in the head while he was a considerable Country Email List distance from the fence that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel and the third was killed while attending to a wounded group.
Al Najar's case merited a thorough investigation by Country Email List the respected New York Times Visual Investigations Team., which made clear the responsibility of Israeli snipers in his death. 180 Palestinians were killed by Israeli bullets in the context Country Email List of that year's protests in Gaza, prompting an internal investigation by the Israeli army itself led by Brigadier General Moti Baruch, who concluded that none of these deaths were "intentional", but the product of “operational mishaps”. It is worth remembering that, according to the organization Country Email List Reporters Without Borders, 35 journalists have been killed working in Israel and the Palestinian territories since 2000.
Last year, in the midst of a low-intensity war between Country Email List Israel and the Islamic group Hamas, missiles Israelis demolished an 11-story building where the Palestinian media networks and the US agency Associated Press were located. Israel justified the Country Email List destruction by saying that Hamas was using the building for shelter, but has yet to Country Email List provide conclusive evidence to support the accusation. "With all due respect to us, let's say that the credibility of Israel is not very high on such events," said Nachman Shai, current Minister of Jewish Diaspora Affairs and famous former army spokesman during the 1991 Gulf War.