Posted October 20, 2018 05:05:20 In a new video, a Palestinian man who is filmed in Hebron, Israel, being forced to kneel by Israeli soldiers, screams in agony as he is being hit in the head and arms with a metal rod, before being dragged off by the soldiers, and later being thrown into a cement tank.
The footage, filmed by a Palestinian who has not been identified by The Associated Press, was released on Monday, after Israel’s military announced it would open an investigation into the video.
The Israeli military said it would launch an investigation and had not identified the soldiers involved.
The video was shot in the city of Hebron and was taken in late August by a man named Asma.
The AP has not independently verified the authenticity of the video, and it is not clear if it was filmed by Asma or a third party.
In the video’s first moments, Asma is seen lying on the ground, wearing only a black and white fleece sweater and black shoes.
She was handcuffed and put in a tank before being forced into kneeling by soldiers.
The soldiers then hit her with the rod.
Asma then screams in pain, while other soldiers stand nearby, their weapons drawn.
The soldier who is seen kicking Asma repeatedly tells her: “We’re going to beat you with your head.”
After the video ends, a soldier who was also in the tank shouts: “Don’t cry, I’ll beat your head, too!”
He was not identified.
Another soldier tells Asma: “Your life is worthless, it’s not worth anything.”
After beating her, he then takes her by the arm and leads her into a metal cage.
He then pulls out a knife and kicks her repeatedly in the back of the head.
“She’s a liar,” the soldier says, as he begins beating her.
He says she should be killed and throws her into the tank.
As the tank drives off, another soldier shouts: “…the blood of this woman, this woman is a blessing!”
A Palestinian man stands next to a tank as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas in Hebra, near the Israeli settlement of Beit El on October 20.
(Reuters) In another video, an Israeli soldier who has been identified as Lieutenant Col. Nizar Daghlas, who was in charge of operations at the time of the incident, is seen beating an Israeli woman with a baton.
“They will not leave me alone,” Daghlos says, while throwing the woman into the tanks.
The next video shows Daghals wife being dragged into the backseat of a vehicle by soldiers and driven off.
The military has yet to name the officer who carried out the incident.
The United Nations has called for an investigation by the Israeli military.
Israeli soldiers have also been known to use pepper spray and tear gas against Palestinians, but they have not been reported to have used live ammunition.
“I hope that the Israeli authorities do not permit the filming and publishing of the footage,” said Ayelet Shaked, an international human rights lawyer.
“This incident is a violation of international law, it is an affront to human dignity and the rights of Palestinians,” she said.