Fadi Aloon, 19, had his back to police and was walking away when he was gunned down before dawn last Sunday, a new video published today by Local Call (+972 Magazine’s Hebrew sister-news blog) revealed.
The footage is the third recording of the killing posted online and shows Aloon, an East Jerusalem resident from the Issawiya neighborhood, tracing the tracks of Jerusalem’s light rail line near Damascus Gate moments after he allegedly stabbed 15-year old Israeli Moshe Malka.
Following the shooting, Aloon’s family said the youth posed no threat to security officers at the time he was killed, according to the Guardian. A video released earlier in the week in which several Israelis are heard shouting “shoot him” to police was not conclusive on that score. The video is dark and blurry and Aloon is out of frame at the time shots were fired.
The new recording shows Aloon walking towards the western portion of the city—almost aimlessly—occasionally turning to face onlookers deriding him. When a police vehicle approaches Aloon is immediately fired upon; officers did not call out to Aloon to stop, or check if he was armed with a knife that was used in the stabbing attack.
“After viewing the film it can’t be denied that Israeli police officers killed a person in cold blood, when he wasn’t a danger to anyone and they should be tried for it,” wrote Local Call’s John Brown who published the latest video. “Even a person that stabbed another has a right not to be executed by the police, even with pressure from the crowd,” continued Brown.
After the attack Malka was taken to a Jerusalem hospital for moderate wounds.
Aloon’s remains are still held in Israeli custody. A Jerusalem court announced today he will soon be transferred to his family for a burial in Issawiya, but not without restrictions. Once the body is handed over, the funeral must take place immediately with no more than 50 persons present, and the Aloon family will have to pay $5,250 (20,000NIS) in fees.