Human rights group releases video allegedly showing Israeli troops beating Palestinian man

An Israeli human rights group released security camera footage showing several Israeli soldiers beating and kicking a Palestinian man for several minutes as he lies curled up in a defensive position on the floor of a storage room.

Israel’s military says it is looking into the incident.

The group B’Tselem said on Friday that the footage is of an October 6 incident in the West Bank town of el-Bireh.

The group said 25-year-old Ansar Aasi was at work in the storage room when clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers erupted nearby.

The video begins with him carrying a box into the storage room.

He is then seen standing at the door, looking outside. Suddenly, Israel soldiers rush toward him, beat him repeatedly and drag him outside.

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B’Tselem said Aasi required medical treatment and was detained for five days after soldiers alleged he had thrown stones.

The group said he was only released after police viewed the security camera footage.

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