The Israeli policeman shot the Palestinian at a point-blank range
Lawyer Adel Badir, an eyewitness quoted by Arab48, disputed the police account, saying he was close to Taha who was posing no danger to anyone, stressing he was shot at a point-blank range
Israeli police murdered on Tuesday night young Palestinian man during clashes erupted following an arrest campaign in Kfar Qasim, an Arab town in central Israel.
Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Arab bloc of lawmakers in Israel’s parliament, accused the police of “continuing crimes against Arab citizens”.
They continue to treat the Arab minority as enemies who must be fought and not protected, he said in a statement.
During the night, the Israeli police fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at the crowd, which it said had gathered to denounce police failure to properly handle the high level of crime in Kafr Qasim.
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld claimed in a statement that a local police station came under attack and a security guard opened fire “as a result of a life-threatening situation”.
Rosenfeld said police have been trying to calm the situation by talking to local leaders and have deployed extra units.
Odeh and other Arab leaders have, however, called for police to leave the area and allow protests to continue after the funeral of Mohamed Taha, 20, was held last night.
Lawyer Adel Badir, an eyewitness quoted by Arab48, disputed the police account, saying he was close to Taha who was posing no danger to anyone, stressing he was shot at a point-blank range.
(Source / 06.06.2017)