IDF clash Palestinian in Hebron 370.
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A Palestinian NGO charged Wednesday that four out-of-uniform IDF soldiers in
Hebron beat up and dragged a Palestinian man.
The Popular Coordination
Struggle Committee provided the media with a video of the event, which occurred
on Tuesday afternoon near Checkpoint 56 in Tel Rumeida.
The video showed
a young Palestinian man in a white T-shirt surrounded by four IDF soldiers in
running shorts and T-shirts.
The man, identified by the NGO as Abd-Elaziz
Elfakhouri, 20, tells the soldiers, “do not touch me.”
The soldiers can
then be seen dragging him down the hill and into a building.
they hold him in the air by his arms and legs.
At other points in the
video, they drag him on the ground by his arm.
A soldier can be seen in
the video, pushing witnesses back.
At one point, the soldiers surround
Elfakhouri on the ground, but it is hard to see if they are actually hitting
The IDF said in response that the video does not show the entire
“Yesterday during a routine check in Hebron, a Palestinian refused
to identify himself. The Palestinian struggled with the IDF forces, something
that is not shown in the video.
The [out of uniform] soldiers in question
were called to the site to help the soldiers with the incident.”
security sources added that during questioning the Palestinian man admitted that
he physically resisted the inspection. The source added that it turned out the
Palestinian man was wanted for investigation.