According to the Associated Press, the Israeli military is investigating a video showing a man in military fatigues shooting a mentally disabled Palestinian man in the West Bank. The video was posted on social media and circulated widely. In the video, a man in military fatigues is seen confronting the mentally disabled Palestinian man who is lying face down on the ground. The Israeli soldier then appears to make a shooting gesture at the man and a gunshot is heard.
The Israeli military said that it had launched an investigation and that it took the incident seriously. The military also said it could not immediately verify the identity of the soldier in the video or that the video was shot in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Authority condemned the incident and called it a “horrifying crime and another massacre of a Palestinian citizen with special needs” and urged the international community to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrator to justice.