How an Israeli Soldier Killed Palestinian Medic Rouzan al-Najjar | NYT – Visual Investigations
How an Israeli Soldier Killed Palestinian Medic Rouzan al-Najjar | NYT – Visual Investigations About a young Palestinian killed June, 1st 2018 and Israeli soldiers shot into a crowd of protesters in Gaza, killing a volunteer medic named it a Zen and the jug and grabbed the world’s attention. Only as a last resort, we have very specific record of every shot, actively engaged in violent. They offered us little explanation and what happened before she was killed. We return to God that investigate her and found that virtually every minute of the day she died was filmed by journalist, Medics and protesters. We analyzed over a thousand of their photos and videos frame by frame we map the pros area and with the agency forensic architecture. We made a precise 3D model of it. We study ballistics evidence and autopsy records and our reporters review the Visual Evidence with more than thirty key Witnesses. Our investigation reconstruct what happened that day. It reveals how is that was killed and shows how is really use lethal Force to control the protest Austin in a way that has lots of tragic consequences. Send a text to Rosanna was already somewhat of a local celebrity by the time we met her in May then, and then she was known for first woman to volunteer as a medic. One protests began Gmail or nurse. She told us. She just wanted to help the wounded. Gardens have been coming to the boundary line with Israel since March. They wanted to protest the blockade imposed by Israel since Genesis, power and gods. That, 11 years ago, thousands came in peace to highlight their grinding poverty isolation, but Ms, which calls for Israel’s destruction, saw a chance to ride the wave of anger. They backed the protest and urged participants to break through the Border fence. Some protest threw stones or flu burning Heights into Israel. Others cut openings in the fence, one that was built only to detect intrusion, not stop it that Israel reaching the fence in Manitou, imminent threat to rural communities, a few hundred yards from the gods of side. Taking no chances, Israel warned that its Army would use lethal Force against anyone who approached the fence and it did on the worst day of violence in may hit chart over 1,000 people. I don’t know of any army would do anything differently. If you have to protect your border against, people will say we’re going to destroy you, protesters and bystanders who are far from the fence and that’s what happened on the day Rosanna was killed, will take you through her final hour. The first will map out the area around the fence, because the position of soldiers and protesters that day is key to understanding. What follows this is the fence that separates Israel and Gaza on the Israeli side. Snipers in Jeep are positioned here around 40 yards since the gods decide our long coils of barbed wire and for most of the afternoon, protesters and onlookers are here about 100 yards back and what keeps the protesters back there away from the fence is tear gas as Protesters approached the fence done Stones, the Israel, Defense Forces, the IDF repels them with gas. It’S a scene that replays over and over and it keeps resent, and the other medics busyness michelina protesters tear gas is working, but in the 15 minutes before is that is killed. The protesters move closer toward the fence. There are three separate incidents by the barbed wire and the IDS begins to fire 5 rounds. The first incident happens here, and it draws the medics in to protesters are injured on the ground and resembles the Medics to rescue them. She waves at sea not to shoot Medics, are protected by international law, but the IDF fires, a warning shot near them – tell me about it at them. Resign catches her breath, but the violence around her intensifies. The second incident happens far upfield about 200 yards from the main protest area, a group of protesters, splits off and dig then at the barbwire. The IDF is caught off guard, they race up in Jeeps, the protesters throw stones and firebombs the IDF response again for the garage at got pushing many of the protest back. The ideas told us firebombs escalated matters after their Throne, snipers, get ready a top do sperm near where the Medics and soldiers were face-to-face moments earlier will come back to these shortly. The third incident happens here to the other side of the Medics and protesters protesters attach a hook to the barbed wire and start pulling a segment away. Let me in America, was standing with resin incense is danger again the IDF gas. The Rope holders take away a small coiled wire runoff. Much of the crowd follows Along by now resin and then we are walking back through the crowd. Far from the fence, we spot them in this blurry Facebook live video. For a moment. The vial protesting seems to be disappearing. It’S 631, the Fatal shot three Medics ball Rami and rezen doctors in a nearby Field Clinic failed to resuscitate her she’s rushed to a hospital. It’S too late at 7:10, prison is pronounced dead. How did Roseanne died that day will freeze that fatal Moment In Time. Here’S the shop in the distance are the three Medics who are hit hears Rami, holding his thigh, there’s and here to the left is resin partially obscured she’s. Actually, one of eight MedEx in this particular frame could the research agency forensic architecture to create a 3D model of the protests field from multiple cameras here are the medics in white and resin in Orange. Where did the shot come from? We drew a line through two then and raw, the two Medics who were directly hit by the bullet, allowing for a margin of error. We trace the bullet back to the same Sanborns, where the Medics did opposite Israeli soldiers minutes earlier. How did one bullet hit two Medics and injury? Third, the snipers are aiming almost parallel to the ground and firing a large Battlefield bullet. Former snipers told us around like this, could easily skin like a stone off the rocky soil, endangering everyone in its path appears to be what happened. Here’S another angle: the shop there’s Rami and Mohammad with only his legs, visible notice. Two people point they told us. They saw where the bullet hits the ground just a few feet from the Medics the bullet continued onward. Here’S Rami the bull Grace inside there’s Muhammad, the bullet sprayed his torso with degree, including the copper jacket of the bullet and that’s rezen. The bullet pierced her chest and severed her aorta to fragments route to hermetics Fest. We asked Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Cahn Regus how the IDF decides to shoot live rounds. The officer would grant that permission and then the sniper would execute. Org, but that that Target has to have been himself or herself has to have been doing something violent. That poses a threat. Whenever there was a situation, we would have rioters, cutting the fans, throwing grenades and being able to breach inside those were situations where we took action against a senior IDs Commander told us that soldiers shot for protesters that day all of them. He said we’re acting violently. We found the first and third Targets in the group that broke upfield, the first All Around 50 or 60 yards from the fence. We saw the third target throwing Stone a few minutes before he was shot before Target appears to have been alone when he was shot around 150 yards from the we don’t know what he was doing. What about the second shot, the one that killed his n? Who was acting violently at that time? We analyzed videos taken from several angles before the Fatal shot frame-by-frame. We focus in on the space between the Medics and the soldiers at the fence and we don’t see a single protester or violent threat within 100 yards of offense number. The IDS says that uses live-fire only as a last resort, so I take that shot. We know it was fired at 6:31 p.m. right before this video clip. The senior ideas Commander told us that at that time they shot protester in a yellow shirt who was pulling at the fence and throwing stones. We reviewed multiple videos and found a few men wearing yellow shirt, but only one near the bullet’s path. The man in yellow wasn’t acting violently in the before the shot and he couldn’t have been an imminent threat he’s too far from the fence. He also wasn’t shot and, most importantly behind him, where the Medics and white coats really would question, even if you have a legitimate Target with Medics right behind. Why would you take that shot very difficult, very difficult, Cosmetics? We talk to a ballistics expert and former IDF and US Army snipers. They told us it’s a shot. You don’t take in public. Israel said that use of lethal Force as a last resort against imminent threats to Israeli life, but at the border fence we found it took a more permissive approach. It treated the crowd of protesters itself as an imminent threat soldiers to shoot preemptively at Targets within it. To prevent a breach that often meant putting non violent protesters, bystanders and Medics at risk. According to the Gaza health, Israeli soldiers have shot over 6000 Palestinians in the protests of 2018. In Gaza, we saw many with life-changing injuries. More than 180 have been killed. They include a journal who was filming the protest a 15 year old, shot in the chest, a 16 year old who had his arms raised and the young man shot in the back while carrying a tire and auto camera. In August a senior Israeli Commander told us that by then 6270 Palestinians were killed unintentionally, Israel has open criminal investigations into three cases, including razend, but it’s been nothing to us. What is policy on the use of lethal Force? For now, Israel says that protecting its border is a complicated business. Unfortunately, accidents that happened and unintended results happened. On June 1, an Israeli soldier shot into a crowd, killing a volunteer medic named Rouzan al-Najjar. Israeli officials say soldiers only use live fire as a last resort. Our investigation shows otherwise. We analyzed over 1,000 photos and videos, froze the fatal moment in a 3-D model of the protest, and interviewed more than 30 witnesses and I.D.F. commanders to reveal how Rouzan was killed.
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