Israeli forces execute disabled Palestinian

A disabled man was executed by Israeli police after they claimed that he pulled a knife on an officer

Israeli forces execute disabled Palestinian

World Bulletin / News Desk

26-year-old Musab al-Ghazali from Silwan village,in Palestine was shot dead by Israeli police near the Old City of Jerusalem last Saturday after the Israeli police claimed that he pulled a knife on an officer who had asked him for identification.

Speaking to Ma’an News Agency, an Israeli police spokesman said that al-Ghazali fell to the ground after the officers opened fire, “and was shot dead after getting up a second time.”

Both the Ma’an News Agency and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights received eyewitness testimony that al-Ghazali was sitting on a bench when he was approached by mounted police.

They asked him to stand and raise his hands in the air and when he did, the officers fired on the youth, according to the testimony.

The slain man’s family Ma'an that al-Ghazali had a developmental disability and that he was executed in cold blood.

Al-Ghazali’s parents and brothers told Israeli interrogators that the young man was a student at a school for people with special needs.

His brother told Ma’an that al-Ghazali had left home to collect scrap metal the day he was killed.

 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ocak 2016, 10:59
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