Leaked footage shows Border Police allegedly shooting unarmed Palestinian

According to reports, the Palestinian was wounded in the back. According to the officers, he got up immediately and continued on his way, Channel 13 reported.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
November 4, 2019 04:39
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Leaked footage shows Border Police allegedly shooting unarmed Palestinian

An Israeli border police officer runs during clashes with Palestinian protesters, August 8, 2015.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

In footage released Saturday, a Border Police officer is seen shooting a Palestinian who had his back turned toward the officer. His hands were up and he was walking away.

In the video, released by Channel 13, officers can be heard yelling at the Palestinian youth to leave the area.

A short time later, when the Palestinian appears to be a considerable distance from the Border Police and still walking away, an officer opens fire, causing the young man to fall to the ground and call out in pain.



According to reports, the Palestinian was wounded in the back. According to the officers, he got up immediately and continued on his way. The Border Police had detained the youth earlier and in the video he had been recently released, according to Channel 13.

In a statement, the Border Police said it viewed the action of the officer “with great severity,” but explained that the events took place around a year and a half ago.

The suspected offending officer was immediately removed from the force upon the chain of command’s discovery of the incident, police said.

She has since been returned to the IDF where she is completing her mandatory service while the Police Internal Investigations Department continues to investigate. The Border Police added that other officers involved in the incident were also punished and some of them were transferred to other units.


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