Israel to treat soldier's shooting of Palestinian with 'utmost severity'

Blood stains from the body of a Palestinian assailant who was allegedly shot in the head by an Israeli soldier, in the West Bank town of Hebron on March 24, 2016Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Israel will deal with “utmost severity” the case of a soldier caught on video shooting a Palestinian assailant in the head Thursday as he lay on ground. “The event in which a soldier is recorded arriving at the scene of the attack in Hebron and shooting the terrorist minutes after he was already neutralised and is lying on the ground is most grave and is in clear contradiction of the (military’s) values ​​and battle ethics,” Yaalon said in a statement. The soldier was detained after the incident in Hebron, in the south of the occupied West Bank.

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