Sniper victim speaks out

A Palestinian man shot in the Gaza strip by an Israeli sniper amid whoops of delight has given his side of the story.

Tamer Abu Daka insists he was in no way a security threat or a legitimate target.

Israel's military said an initial inquiry found the shooting happened on 22 December - and is now investigating not the shooting, but how the footage was leaked.

Soldiers involved in the filming "would be dealt with", said Israel's defence minister Avigdor Lieberman, who claimed the sniper "deserves a medal", according to a BBC report.

The video emerged after Israeli snipers shot hundreds of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, with 30 dead and more than 1,600 injured since March 31.

Calls for an independent investigation into the massacre were blocked by the US veto in the UN Security Council.

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