Video has emerged of an IDF Colonel murdering a Palestinian youth (The victim was identified as Muhammad al-Casba, 17) who was fleeing the scene after he threw a rock at an army jeep.
However the IDF released a statement after the killing saying the commander opened fire after a hail of rocks were continued to be thrown at the vehicle,and he feared for his life.
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This version by the IDF was clearly untrue,as the youth was shot twice in the back and once in the face after running away.Witnesses also said the youth was then kicked in the head as he lay dying on the ground.
The officer, Binyamin Brigade commander Col. Yisrael Shomer, has been investigated under caution by Military Police,the film certainly contradicts his and the previous statement from the israeli army.
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'These pictures, together with the security video, were handed over to the IDF military police, which is investigating Kosba’s death. B’Tselem says that the support given to Shomer by politicians and senior IDF officers raise doubts as to whether the military can properly investigate the case.'
'The brief time that elapsed before the soldiers returned to the jeep, as well as the photos taken by the researcher, raise questions as to whether the procedure for arresting a suspect had indeed been followed. B’Tselem says that the soldiers left without helping the wounded Palestinian and it regards the incident as a breach of IDF orders that require proper medical assistance be rendered to a wounded person.'
Original surveillance video showing IDF solider jumping out of car and shooting dead 17 yr old Palestinian running away.