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IDF Straps Palestinian Man to Military Vehicle as a Human Shield in Occupied West Bank

HeadlineJun 24, 2024

In the occupied West Bank, Israel has admitted it strapped a wounded Palestinian man to the hood of an Israeli military vehicle during a raid on the city of Jenin. Relatives and neighbors of the man, Mujahed Azmi, said Israeli soldiers used him as a human shield instead of allowing him to get medical care after he had been shot. This is 13-year-old Alaa Azmi.

Alaa Azmi: “We told them we want an ambulance for the wounded person in the room, so the army told us to bring him to them. We got him outside, and for about an hour or half an hour we kept asking for an ambulance. Then we called one. Fifteen minutes later, two jeeps came, and they got in here. The troops told us to turn around and not to look, and they put Mujahed on the jeep’s hood and took him.”

After video of the incident went viral, the Israeli military released a statement claiming the action was “in violation of orders and standard operating procedures.”

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