Two Palestinians mistaken for undercover police by mob and beaten

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July 2, 2014 13:56

 
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Palestinian protesters in Shuafat on Wednesday attacked two Palestinians whom they mistook for undercover Israeli policeman.  


The attack occurred during clashes between dozens of Palestinian protesters and police forces after the discovery of the body of the Arab youth, who was believed to be kidnapped earlier.  


One of the men attacked by the mob is Yousef Badriyyeh, 40, who works in a lawyer's office.  He told the Jerusalem Post that he was standing in the area alone when some youth attacked him, thinking he was a member of the Israeli police forces.  


Badriyyeh was rescued by border policeman and was later taken to hospital for treatment.  A Palestinian journalist who was covering the events was also mistaken for an undercover Israeli policeman and attacked.  
Palestinian news websites published photos and videos of the attacks on the  Palestinian men and claimed that they were undercover policemen.
 
Both victims turned out to be Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem.

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