Israeli police accused of violence towards shot Palestinian's family

Israeli police accused of violence towards shot Palestinian's family

May 20, 2022 by BBC News - Home

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  • By Tom Bateman BBC Middle East Correspondent, Jerusalem Image caption, Nader al-Sharif's family say he was shot while filling his cousin's grave with soil The family of a Palestinian man left seriously wounded after Israeli police stormed a cemetery have accused officers of using unjustifiable force.
  • Police say they acted because of "violent disturbances" in the graveyard and elsewhere in which their officers were attacked.
  • His family says he had done nothing wrong and video of the incident appears to show him amid gravestones gesturing to officers not to shoot.
  • Video seen by the BBC shows Nael and other family members later being asked to leave the hospital by police and security staff, who told them they had entered a medical recovery room "without permission".

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