Israeli soldiers shoot handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian teenager

Mohammad Hmeid / Haaretz)
The 15-year-old was detained for suspicion of throwing a stone, then shot while trying to run away.

By Yotam Berger | Haaretz | Apr 21, 2019

‘I told them [Israeli soldiers] that we have to help him or else he’ll die. Me and another guy took the boy, and others [Israeli soldiers] began shooting in the air.’
— Musa Hamid, age 50

Israeli soldiers shot on Thursday a restrained Palestinian teenager they had detained for suspected stone-throwing as he was attempting to flee, although he was blindfolded and handcuffed.

The soldiers pursued the detainee near the Palestinian village of Tekoa in the West Bank. At the time of the shooting, the suspect was blindfolded and handcuffed, while he made an attempt to flee.

The suspect was kept detained at the scene even after he had been shot, however, after clashes between soldiers and Palestinians at the scene, the Palestinians evacuated the suspect to receive medical treatment.

The Israeli army confirmed the event and said that the Palestinian was shot while attempting to flee, adding that the incident will be investigated. A military source confirmed that the suspect was handcuffed at the time of the shooting.

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