Video Shows Israeli Soldiers Beating Handcuffed Palestinian Man Amid Hebron Protest
A video released by B'Tselem shows soldiers punching the man, who was arrested during protests against Trump's Jerusalem announcement; IDF says the soldiers' conduct will be investigated
Israeli soldiers were caught on camera beating up a handcuffed Palestinian man while carrying out his arrest in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.
Israeli NGO B'Tselem released footage of the incident, prompting the military to announce that it would look into the case.
In the video, a large group of soldiers can be seen arresting the Palestinian man on the street in Hebron. Some of the soldiers are depicted punching the man while he was led to arrest, with several different soldiers repeatedly approaching the man and hitting him one after the other.
According to B'Tselem, a Hebron resident started documenting the arrest after he heard the man screaming in pain.
Responding to the incident and the footage, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated that "on Friday violent demonstrations took place across the city of Hebron. IDF soldiers who were at the scene responded by using riot dispersal means and arrested main instigators who were hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails.
The video shows the arrest of one of the suspects in the demonstration. The conduct of the soldiers will be investigated by commanders as soon as possible."
The arrest in question took place during confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli security forces following U.S. President Donald Trump's official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last Wednesday.
Protests by Palestinians took place over the weekend in the West Bank, in the Gaza Strip and in Israel, resulting in the death of two Palestinians and seeing hundreds injured.