Protests over Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian attacker

March 29, 2016 | By | Reply More

Mar 29, – Protesters, as well as some politicians on the right, criticized Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who has said the soldier acted inappropriately.

Mourners carry a fainted man during the funeral Palestinian Ali Taqatqa and Ali Thawabteh in the West Bank village of Beit FajjarHundreds of protesters have rallied outside a court in support of a soldier filmed last week shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker in the West Bank, an incident that has proven divisive in Israel, where army service is mandatory.

Media reported that the court had extended the soldier’s remand on Tuesday. The army declined to comment.

Israelis are split over the incident, which came amid six months of near-daily Palestinian attacks.

Many argue the young soldier fired because he suspected the Palestinian, who had stabbed a soldier before being shot and wounded, may have been reaching for an explosive device.

Others say the Palestinian, who was lying on the ground, was no longer a threat, and that the shooting breached army norms and damaged its image.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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