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Military and Security Forces: December 28, 2011

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Five months after photo journalist Mati Milstein filed a complaint about soldiers firing tear gas directly at journalists during a demonstration in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, IDF spokesperson to the international press, has issued a response to the complaint.  According to Leibovich, “journalists who enter areas in which there is consistent violent and illegal disorder such as at Nabi Saleh – the responsibility is theirs, as is accepted in other areas of conflict around the world.”  Leibovich further claimed that there was no news value to the coverage of the Nabi Saleh demonstrations.