By now you’ve surely heard about this, the shooting with a rubber bullet of a Palestinian in custody apparently without provocation. Here’s the video:
And from the BBC:
Israel’s defence minister has condemned an incident caught on film in which a soldier seems to shoot a rubber bullet at a bound and blindfolded Palestinian.
Ehud Barak said the case was “grave and wrong” and that the military would exact the full extent of the law.
Footage released by human rights group B’Tselem on Sunday shows the detainee being held by one soldier as another fires at his legs at close range.
The Palestinian man has said the rubber bullet hit his left big toe.
A 14-year-old girl reportedly filmed the incident on 7 July from the window of her home in the town of Nilin, which has been the scene of violent protests against the West Bank barrier.
Immediately afterwards, an inquiry was conducted by the brigade commander responsible, but no action was taken, reports say.