Israeli officer shown flipping Palestinian's wheelchair

2016-02-15 22:00


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Jerusalem - Israel says it has launched an investigation into a border police officer who was filmed tipping over a Palestinian in a wheelchair in the West Bank.

Justice Ministry spokesperson Eden Klein said on Monday that an investigation is under way.

The incident happened on Sunday after Israeli forces shot and wounded a Palestinian woman who police said had pulled out a knife and tried to attack an officer.

Footage shot by a local resident shows the woman on the ground bleeding and officers ordering Palestinians to keep away. One officer flips over a Palestinian's wheelchair, dumping him on the ground.

The last five months have seen near-daily Palestinian assaults that have killed 27 Israelis. At least 162 Palestinians, the majority of whom Israel says were attackers, have been killed by Israeli fire.

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