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Israeli Army: Soldier Accidentally Killed U.N. Worker

The Israeli army releases results of its investigation into the death of a U.N. worker in the West Bank, saying he was mistakenly shot by an Israeli soldier who mistook his cellphone for a grenade. A Palestinian spokesman denies that Palestinians were shooting from inside a U.N. compound at the time. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.

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Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.