Palestinian killed by Israeli military not identified as a civilian in Saltwire

"In the opening paragraph, you describe the murder of 19-year-old Faris Hashash, referring to him there only as a “passerby.” I find it alarming that he would not be described simply as a “civilian.” As you are aware, attacks against civilians carry serious implications in international law. Your article serves to obscure this fact by using the term “passerby.” Further, it is unfortunate to notice that the Israeli vehicle that was shot at in the West Bank around the same time was qualified as a “civilian vehicle.” Why isn’t Hashash qualified as a civilian, but an Israeli car is?"