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Israeli Officer Filmed Pushing Over Wheelchair-Bound Palestinian Amid Violent Scuffles

16/02/2016 16:12 | Updated 16 February 2016
Israeli forces push Palestinian man off wheelchair

Shocking video from Hebron shows an Israeli police officer pushing over a man in a wheelchair in the aftermath of a stabbing.A spokesman says that the incident is being investigated.

Posted by Channel 4 News on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Disturbing video footage has emerged appearing to show an Israeli police officer pushing over a wheelchair bound Palestinian man with disabilities.

The clip shows a soldier pushing the man away from a border in the city of Hebron, where a critically-injured woman lay after a shooting had reportedly taken place on Sunday.

After he fell to the floor, a group of Palestinians came to aid him, before an officer pointed his weapon and fired what appeared to be a stun grenade.

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The moment the man appears to be pushed

The incident, which is being investigated by Israeli forces, occurred following an attempted stabbing of a police officer in the occupied West Bank, and was filmed by a local activist.

A 14-year-old Palestinian had been shot while trying to stab an Israeli officer at the border, it was reported, and fellow Palestinians can be seen in the footage attempting help her.

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The man in the wheelchair claims to be Majed al-Fakhouri, a 53-year-old, who lost his left leg in a car crash a decade ago.

He told the Telegraph that he was trying to help the wounded woman.

"I saw blood coming out of her arm and side and I thought she was going to bleed to death,

"I tried to help her but a police officer stopped me and ordered me back. Then he turned me over and my head hit the ground," al-Fakhouri told the newspaper.

Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesperson for Israeli police, confirmed that the incident was being investigated.

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