Israeli sniper kills young Palestinian looking for family in debris: Video

Mon Jul 21, 2014 22:10:42

A non-governmental organization operating in Gaza released a video showing an Israeli sniper shooting a young man who was looking for his family through the debris, in the aftermath of shelling in Shejaiya neighborhood.

In the video released by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), activists can be seen walking past destroyed buildings and debris.

International and Palestinian volunteers accompanied rescue crews, as well as family members, into Shejaiya neighborhood in Gaza Strip, in an attempt to locate survivors of overnight and ongoing shelling by the Israeli regime artillery.

The young Palestinian man in a green shirt hoped to find his family. He was shot by an Israeli troop while crossing an alley between buildings.

After several gunshots the man is seen lying amidst debris, wounded and trying to stand up. Two more shots rang out, and the man could be seen motionless.

Two additional rounds struck him as he lay injured on the ground. His dead body could not be retrieved.

Dr. Mona el-Farra of the Red Crescent Society in Gaza told ISM that, “The Israeli military is targeting medical facilities. 77% of medical facilities in Gaza have sustained damage, some of which have been completely destroyed.”

“They said we would be able to evacuate the injured from the disaster zone, but they have been shelling ambulances,” stated Dr. Khalil Abu Foul of the Palestinian Red Crescent, speaking from Shejaiya.


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