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Video: Israel sniper shoots wounded Palestinian twice

A Palestinian man in a green T-shirt was calling out names of his family members before he was shot by a sniper. (TDS/International Solidarity Movement-Palestine)

BEIRUT: A video from Gaza shows what appears to be an Israeli sniper shooting a man searching in the rubble for his missing relatives following airstrikes and shooting him dead seconds later.

The International Solidarity Movement-Palestine, an independent Palestinian-led group, posted the video on July 20, showing the neighborhood of Shejaiya district in the enclave following a brutal air offensive on the neighborhood.

Aid workers in florescent vests along with several residents were seen moving into what can only be described as total devastation, looking for survivors.

One of the aid workers, Mohammad Abdullah, was filming the destruction as he, along with another worker, walked through the debris, calling out to locate survivors.

A Palestinian man in a green T-shirt was seen in the beginning of the video, calling out names of his family members.

Seconds later, a shot was heard and the man was seen lying on the debris of a demolished building.

"Can you move?" the man behind the camera asked him as the wounded man cried: "No God but Allah."

The female worker told a rescue team standing on the other side of the demolished building that the man was shot in the hand.

"We can't get him," he responds.

Another shot hits the wounded man on the ground and the footage shows him taking his last breath. He is shot once again as the man behind the camera begins panting in fear.

"They are going to start going around us now because they know there's more people here,” one rescue worker says. “So we need to actually move.”

"I know, I know, but what the f--k should we do?” another responds.

“I know, look, everyone is going to get shot.”

 

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Summary

One of the aid workers, Mohammad Abdullah, was filming the destruction as he, along with another worker, walked through the debris, calling out to locate survivors.

A Palestinian man in a green T-shirt was seen in the beginning of the video, calling out names of his family members.

Seconds later, a shot was heard and the man was seen lying on the debris of a demolished building.

The female worker told a rescue team standing on the other side of the demolished building that the man was shot in the hand.


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