Israeli prime minister defends capturing of injured Palestinian


Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday defended his troopers who shot useless an injured Palestinian in occupied East Jerusalem.

“The officers acted outstandingly, exactly as is required from fighters in an operational situation like this,” Bennett mentioned in a weekly cupboard assembly.

Mohammad Salimah, 25, was shot useless by Israeli police on Saturday near the Damascus Gate outdoors Jerusalem’s Old City for allegedly finishing up a knife assault.

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A video shot by activists confirmed an Israeli police officer capturing Salimah when he was already mendacity on the bottom. Another video confirmed Israeli law enforcement officials with weapons drawn stopping medics from reaching the injured youth.

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) known as the Israeli killing of Salimah an “extra-judicial execution.”

Bennett, nonetheless, insisted that the video of the capturing was “edited”, saying that “I recommend to everybody: Never rush to make a judgment concerning the habits of officers in advanced operational conditions within the face of terrorism. It’s all the time higher to attend a minute.”

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For his half, Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister Issawi Frej denounced the deliberate killing of the Palestinian, saying “assailants should be shot to save lives, not to take (the attackers’) lives when they no longer pose a threat.”

Arab-Israeli lawmaker Ayman Odeh, who’s the pinnacle of the Joint List, mentioned “opening fire on a person who doesn’t pose a threat must be condemned not supported.”

Several Palestinian and worldwide rights teams have accused Israeli forces of capturing at Palestinians who don’t pose any menace or hazard to them and of being detached in direction of Palestinian lives.

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