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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian activist with rubber-coated steel bullet for taking photos

Ma’an – December 13, 2016

rubber-coated-steel-bullet-wm-600x529JERUSALEM – Israeli forces on Monday evening shot a Palestinian activist in the leg with a rubber-coated steel bullet during a raid in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya while he was attempting to take photos and video footage in the neighborhood, according to a local committee.

Members of a local follow-up committee in al-Issawiya told Ma’an that committee member Muhammad Abu al-Hummus was “documenting Israeli violations and provocations” when an Israeli soldier “threatened to shoot him in the head if he didn’t leave.”

Shortly after the threat was made against him, another soldier then shot a rubber-coated steel bullet at Abu al-Hummus from an approximate distance of 25 meters, hitting him in the leg.

Prior to the shooting, Israeli forces and police officers had stormed the town and deployed in its alleys “in a provocative manner,” started stopping drivers, and arbitrarily issued a number of traffic fines to locals, according to the committee.

After being informed of the forces’ arrival into the town, Abu al-Hummus began taking photos and writing notes about their activities.

An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

Israeli police and soldiers have come under heavy criticism over the past year for what rights groups have referred to as excessive use of force against Palestinians, including journalists and activists, who did not pose an immediate threat at the time they were injured.

December 13, 2016 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Synagogue of satan … Their agenda is total domination–expecting non-Jews to be subservient. History is repeating itself as we did not learn the real history.

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    Comment by rediscover911com | December 13, 2016 | Reply


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