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    Video Appears to Show the Israeli Army Shot 3 Palestinians, Killing 1, Without Provocation

    Video Appears to Show the Israeli Army Shot 3 Palestinians, Killing 1, Without Provocation

    BEIT RIMA, West Bank — Security camera video from a West Bank village shows a young man standing in a central square when he is suddenly shot and drops to the ground. Two others rushing to his aid are also hit, leaving a 17-year-old dead, moments before Israeli jeeps roll in.

    An Associated Press review of the video and interviews with the two wounded survivors showed Israeli soldiers opened fire on the three when they did not appear to pose a threat. One of the wounded Palestinians was shot a second time after he got up and tried to hop away.

    The fatal shooting in the village of Beit Rima last week is the latest in a series of incidents in which soldiers appeared to fire without provocation, a trend Palestinians say has worsened since the outbreak of the -Hamas war in three months ago.

    The Israeli military said troops entered Beit Rima overnight Thursday into Friday as part of a “counter-terrorism operation.” It said troops fired at suspects who threw explosives and firebombs at them.

    The video, obtained by the AP from a local smoke shop, does not show anyone throwing explosives.

    After reviewing the footage, a military spokesperson said soldiers reported that one of the Palestinians — visible kneeling in front of an object just outside the frame — was igniting a Molotov cocktail when he was shot.

    The video, however, shows that the first shot does not hit the kneeling man, but rather…

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