There’s an Associated Press story by the London-based Tariq Panja that just went up saying the fatal shooting of British filmmaker James Miller near the Gaza-Egypt border in May 2003 by an Israeli soldier has been called an act of murder by a British coroner’s jury. But for some weird reason, Panja fails to mention the title of the doc that Miller was shooting at the time, Death in Gaza, which I happened to see on DVD about two or three weeks ago. The story also doesn’t mention that Gaza makes it clear that Miller’s shooting happened at night, in total blackness. Miller’s shooting partner had her camera running when the shots rang out, and this footage is on the DVD. The Israeli soldier who shot Miller in the neck may have been foolish or careless, but how can anyone say Miller was a murder victim in the middle of a war zone in which combatants commonly shoot at other combatants, and especially when the soldier couldn’t see Miller with his own eyes, and at best might have seen a figure with green-tinted night-vision goggles? (I’ve looked through these things at night and that what they allow you to see is never very clear.) Coroner Andrew Reid told the inquest jury at King’s Cross Coroner’s Court that Miller “had either been murdered or was the victim of manslaughter, but that the law drew no distinction,” Panja reports. Brilliant!