Israeli officer filmed overturning Palestinian’s wheelchair
JERUSALEM – Israel says it has launched an investigation into a border police officer who was filmed tipping over a Palestinian in a wheelchair in the West Bank.
Justice Ministry spokeswoman Eden Klein said Monday that an investigation is underway.
The incident happened Sunday after Israeli forces shot and wounded a Palestinian woman who police said had pulled out a knife and tried to attack an officer.
Footage shot by a local resident shows the woman on the ground bleeding and officers ordering Palestinians to keep away. One officer flips over a Palestinian’s wheelchair, dumping him on the ground.
The last five months have seen near-daily Palestinian assaults that have killed 27 Israelis. At least 162 Palestinians, the majority of whom Israel says were attackers, have been killed by Israeli fire.