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Israeli police officer caught on video pushing Palestinian man out of wheelchair

Incident occured after 14-year-old allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier

Charlie Atkin
Monday 15 February 2016 17:57 GMT
Video shows Israeli soldier pushing man out of his wheelchair

An Israeli police officer has been caught on camera pushing a Palestinian man out of his wheelchair.

Amateur video shows the soldier urging the disabled man to move away from the scene, where a young girl’s body appears to be lying on the ground.

As the man in the wheelchair refuses, the officer proceeds to tip his chair backwards, forcing him to the floor.

Members of the shocked crowd then rush to the Palestinian man’s aid, before another officer is seen pointing his gun in a man’s face and a stun grenade is thrown towards those looking on.

(Facebook / Raed Abu Rumaila)

The incident occurred after the young girl pictured lying in the road was shot, having allegedly stabbed an Israeli soldier.

In the full-length video, officers leave her at the side of the road as they wait for an ambulance to arrive.

According to Issa Amro, the director of the Youth Against Settlements group, those gathered at the scene were hoping to give the girl first aid.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Amro said: “The people wanted to save her life and bring a Palestinian ambulance.

“The border police prevented all of them from reaching her and giving her any treatment. The man in the wheelchair was trying to reach the girl on the ground and he was pushed over.”

He also revealed that the disabled man, named Majid al-Fahouri, was not badly hurt after the incident.

The girl, who was taken to hospital in Jerusalem to treat serious injuries, was named as Yasmin A-Tamimi.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the video was being investigated by the Ministry of Justice.

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