In the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, a Palestinian man died Thursday after he was arrested and severely beaten by Israeli soldiers. Israel’s military initially said they subdued 33-year-old Yasin al-Saradih after he attacked soldiers with a knife and attempted to steal a gun; the military later said they fired bullets to stop al-Saradih after he attacked soldiers with an iron bar. But surveillance video later emerged showing Israeli soldiers kicking and beating al-Saradih before dragging his limp body away. The newspaper Haaretz reports an autopsy showed no bullet wounds were found on his body, contradicting the military’s statement.
Video Shows Dead Palestinian Was Beaten by Soldiers, Rebutting Israeli Claims
HeadlineFeb 23, 2018