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Israeli forces tie wounded Palestinian to jeep

West Bank raid: Israel forces tie wounded Palestinian to jeep. Traffic is blocked as Israeli army vehicles close off the entrance to the West Bank city of Qalqilya after an Israeli civilian was shot and killed on June 22, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip. In another incident during a West Bank raid, Israeli forces tied a wounded Palestinian to a military jeep. | AFP

Site visitors is blocked as Israeli military autos shut off the doorway to the West Financial institution metropolis of Qalqilya after an Israeli civilian was shot and killed on June 22, 2024, amid the continuing battle between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militant group within the Gaza Strip. In one other incident throughout a West Financial institution raid, Israeli forces tied a wounded Palestinian to a navy jeep. | AFP

Israeli troops tied a wounded Palestinian to a navy car throughout a raid within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Jenin, the military mentioned Sunday, admitting that troopers had violated operational procedures.

Footage of the incident, which occurred on Saturday, has gone viral and reveals a person strapped horizontally to the bonnet of a navy jeep because it passes by way of a slim alley.


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Medics recognized the Palestinian as Mujahid Raed Abbadi, 24, who advised AFP he lives within the Jenin refugee camp.

The navy mentioned a Palestinian man was wounded throughout a “counterterrorism operation” to arrest needed suspects within the space of Wadi Burqin, between the city of Burqin and Jenin.

Throughout an alternate of fireside between troops and militants in Burqin’s Jabriyat neighbourhood, a Palestinian was wounded and apprehended, the navy mentioned in a press release.

The assertion referred to him as a “suspect”, however didn’t specify any accusations in opposition to Abbadi, who medics advised AFP was being handled at Jenin’s Ibn Sina hospital, and never in Israeli custody.

The navy mentioned: “In violation of orders and commonplace working procedures, the suspect was taken by the forces whereas tied on high of a car.”

He was later transferred to the Palestinian Purple Crescent for therapy, it mentioned.

“The conduct of the forces within the video of the incident doesn’t conform to the values of the IDF (navy),” the assertion mentioned.

“The incident can be investigated and handled accordingly.”

Francesca Albanese, the United Nations particular rapporteur on the rights scenario within the Palestinian territories, advised the troops have been utilizing Abbadi to protect themselves from gunfire.

“#HumanShielding in motion”, Albanese wrote on social media platform X, sharing footage of the incident.

On the hospital, Abbadi mentioned he was hit and wounded as he stepped out of his uncle’s home in Jabriyat.

“I attempted to withdraw and get inside the home, however they began taking pictures”, hitting him within the hand, Abbadi advised AFP in his hospital mattress.

‘Stomped my head’

He mentioned he fell to the bottom in an space behind the navy jeep and was hit as soon as extra, with a bullet penetrating his leg.

In keeping with Abbadi, rescuers or medics have been unable to achieve him for greater than two hours as he lay on the bottom.

“I began crawling” making an attempt to flee as preventing continued round him, he mentioned, earlier than the Israeli troops observed him.

“Once they (the troopers) arrived they stomped on my head and hit my face, my injured leg and hand,” Abbadi recalled.

“They have been laughing and enjoying whereas they hit me.”

The troopers lifted him and threw him on the bottom earlier than tying him to the bonnet of the jeep, he mentioned.

Bahaa Abu Hammad, the physician treating Abbadi at Ibn Sina hospital, advised AFP that “he has burns on his again from neck to decrease again” from being tied to the navy jeep within the scorching summer time warmth.

Jenin has lengthy been a stronghold for Palestinian militant teams, and the Israeli military routinely carries out raids within the metropolis and an adjoining refugee camp.

Violence within the West Financial institution, which had already surged earlier than the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out on October 7, has solely escalated since.

Not less than 553 Palestinians have been killed within the West Financial institution by Israeli troops or settlers for the reason that Gaza conflict broke out, in line with Palestinian officers.

Assaults by Palestinians have killed a minimum of 14 Israelis within the West Financial institution over the identical interval, in line with an AFP tally of Israeli official figures.

The Gaza Strip has been gripped by greater than eight months of conflict since Hamas’s unprecedented October 7 assault on Israel, which resulted within the deaths of 1,194 individuals, principally civilians, in line with an AFP tally based mostly on Israeli official figures.

Militants took 251 hostages, 116 of whom stay in Gaza, together with 41 the military says are lifeless.

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