Extrajudicial killing in broad daylight, Hebron, March 2016
On 24 March ‘16, B’Tselem volunteer ‘Imad Abu Shamsiyeh documented a soldier shooting and killing ‘Abd al-Fatah a-Sharif, a Palestinian who had carried out a knife attack and was lying wounded on the road after soldiers had shot him. The footage garnered sharp domestic and international criticism, leading to an investigation and indictment of the soldier. The act was a direct consequence of the public view, fueled by vitriolic politicians, that shooting to kill is legitimate whenever a Palestinian attacks or attempts to attack an Israeli.
Finally, the verdict ….
Before the trial ….
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