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Slain journalist's family to be paid

February 02, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Israel has agreed to pay about $2 million to the family of a British cameraman killed by Israeli troops in 2003, a Foreign Ministry official confirmed.

James Miller's family said through a spokesman that the settlement "is the nearest they are likely to get to an admission of guilt."

In May 2003, Miller, 34, was in Rafah, on the Gaza-Egypt border, shooting footage for a documentary about the effect of violence on children in the region, when he was shot and killed by Israeli gunfire.

The army officer who fired the shot was cleared by a court-martial. In 2006, a British coroner's inquest concluded that Miller's death was murder.

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