Israeli Rights B’Tselem documented Israel's 'short-range' rxecution of Palestinians in West Bank. (Photo: Social media)
Israeli rights group B’Tselem published on Friday surveillance camera footage documenting Israeli forces executing two Palestinians from a “short-range” in the city of Tubas, in the occupied West Bank.
The incident took place on 8 December when Israeli forces raided the Al-Far’ah refugee camp.
Original security camera footage obtained by B’Tselem captures two short-range executions of Palestinians, the Israeli rights group said in a statement.
B’Tselem said, after Rami Jundob, 25, was first shot and had fallen down, a military jeep got closer to him, “and a soldier fires another shot at him.”
Jundob lifts his hand when the soldier and the driver of the military jeep shoot him from their car at close range and of the shooter then uses his cell phone to film him, the organisation said, adding that the Palestinian “died of his wounds the next day”.
The Israeli soldiers then moved to shoot another Palestinian, Thaar Shahin, 36, who was hiding under a car next to the first victim.
Shahin, too, was “shot to death from close range” and later pronounced dead in the hospital.
Tensions have been running high across the West Bank amid an Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas on 7 October.
At least 289 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers in the West Bank since 7 October, in addition to more than 3,100 others injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.