THE family of a Braunton film maker who was shot dead in Gaza five years ago is starting a claim for compensation in Israel. Award-winning journalist James Miller, 34, died after being shot by an Israeli soldier while he was filming a documentary about Pa

THE family of a Braunton film maker who was shot dead in Gaza five years ago is starting a claim for compensation in Israel.Award-winning journalist James Miller, 34, died after being shot by an Israeli soldier while he was filming a documentary about Palestinian children in a refugee camp.The group of British journalists he was with claimed they were carrying a white flag at the time and that they had told troops who they were.A soldier was subsequently cleared of misusing firearms following an Israeli investigation, but a British inquest concluded that Mr Miller had been murdered.The Miller family is campaigning for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing.Their civil action claim against the Israeli government begins today (Thursday) with a preliminary hearing in Tel Aviv.A further hearing is expected to take place later this year.