Two horrendous videos emerged from Hebron over this past deadly weekend. In one, after a 14-year-old girl was gunned down in the street, an ambulance waits right next to her as she bleeds and writhe on the ground, but soldiers prevent her from being moved. In the other video, a soldier is recorded callously pushing over a disabled Palestinian man in a wheelchair.
Ma’an news reports that “local Palestinian sources” said the girl, 14-year-old Yasmin Rashad al-Zarou, was walking past a military checkpoint with her sister when Israeli soldiers shot her a few meters after she’d crossed the checkpoint. She was walking away from the checkpoint when they fired at her. An Israeli police spokesperson said Israeli forces had shot at al-Zarou after an “alleged attempted stabbing attack”, however, there was no mention of who she allegedly tried to stab.
The other incident, again in Hebron, occurred after Israeli forces shot and seriously wounded 14-year-old Yasmin A-Tamimi, after she reportedly “drew a knife, tried to stab one of the officers at the roadblock”. As Palestinians approached the scene an Israeli officer pushed a disable man in his wheelchair to the ground.
A video documenting the moments after the attack shows Israeli forces pushing away and shouting at the Palestinians approaching the scene. After a few minutes, a Border Police officer is seen pushing a wheelchair-bound man to the ground, and his head hits the pavement. Several Palestinians approach, and the video shows another officer trying to kick another Palestinian away. Then it seems as if a stun grenade is thrown, and the Palestinians are seen running away…….
A Border Police spokesperson said that the video has been given to the Justice Ministry department for the investigation of police officers, which has launched an investigation.