Friday, 9 October 2015

Videos contradict Israeli police account of their killing of Fadi Alloun

Two videos have emerged, filmed by eyewitnesses of the fatal shooting of 19-year old Fadi Alloun by Israeli police in Jerusalem Sunday morning, that directly contradict the police account. The videos show a mob of Jewish Israelis chasing the boy shouting, "Kill him! He's an Arab", and as Alloun runs toward a police station for help, he is shot by the police with multiple rounds of live fire.
The footage clearly shows that Alloun was unarmed as he was being chased, terrified, down the street by the mob. As he runs toward the police, the mob shouts toward the police in Hebrew “Shoot him! He’s a terrorist! Shoot him!” and “Don’t wait! Shoot him!”

The police immediately shoot the young man with at least ten bullets throughout his body, killing him. As his limp body falls to the ground, the crowd cheers and begins to kick and stomp on him. Only after shooting him does a police officer ask the crowd, "Did he [referring to the now deceased Fadi] stab anyone?" Someone in the crowd of Jewish Israelis then clearly replies, "No."

Following the fatal shooting, the Israeli police released a statement claiming that Fadi had allegedly stabbed an Israeli, but they have presented no evidence to back this allegation.

The Israeli police and military frequently claim that Palestinians they have killed were carrying weapons or involved in attacks, and in most cases, according to Palestinian and international monitoring organizations, those allegations later turn out to be false. more


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