In 2003, an IDF Bedouin soldier shot a British journalist in Gaza, apparently mistaking his camera for a weapon. Other accounts indicate that the filmmaker, James Miller, was merely caught in the fighting. Whatever the case, the anti-Israeli journalist is dead.
Miller’s family demanded compensation and the British government threatened Israel with a request for the soldier’s extradition. Normal nations just don’t care: Russia has ignored British extradition requests on several occasions. In the Litvinenko case, Russia’s decision sparked a short diplomatic crisis, forgotten a few months after.
Israel paid the dead Jew-hater’s family much more than the government has ever paid to the families of fallen Jewish heroes. Miller’s payment sets a dangerous precedent, which the “human rights” organizations will use to extort more money from Israel.