US calls video of wounded Palestinian on Israeli jeep “shocking”

Israel committed another war crime in the occupied West Bank by tying an injured Palestinian to the front of a military jeep and using them as a human shield.

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) State Department on Monday called “shocking” the video of a Palestinian prisoner strapped on the front of a military jeep by Israeli forces, urging for swift investigation to hold accountable the people responsible.

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“We saw that video, it was shocking. The practice was absolutely unacceptable. Humans should never be used as human shields. The IDF should swiftly investigate what happened, hold people accountable,” Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a news briefing.

On Saturday, Israeli army forces tied a wounded Palestinian man to the hood of a military jeep during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin. The video was verified by Reuters. The Israeli military said soldiers violated protocol.

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