Israel detains soldier accused of killing wounded Palestinian

2016-03-24 17:00
(Mahmoud Illean, AP)

(Mahmoud Illean, AP)

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Jerusalem - An Israeli soldier was detained on Thursday after allegedly shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head and killing him as he lay on the ground, the army said.

A video posted online showed the Palestinian, who had earlier allegedly stabbed a soldier along with another man in the West Bank city of Hebron, lying on the ground after being shot.

The soldier then appears to shoot him again in the head without provocation.

An army spokeswoman called the incident a "grave breach of [military] values", adding that an investigation had begun and "the soldier involved has been detained".


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