HRW: IDF Threatened Palestinian Whose Camera Captured Teen Killings, Confiscated Footage – 22 June 2014

RT logo“We will squish you like a bug,” the IDF told a Palestinian whose video showed Israeli soldiers shooting two teenagers. The man was stripped of his ID, interrogated, threatened and ordered to remove his security cameras in 24 hours, HRW reported.

“Israeli military officers berated Fakher Zayed, 47, for sharing the security videos with human rights groups, claimed he had lied and fabricated evidence, and threatened to bring unspecified legal actions against him if he did not remove the security cameras,” the human rights organization stated in a press release.

Zayed claimed that on June 17, four Israeli military vehicles with two dozen soldiers came to his carpentry shop in Beitunia, a town near the West Bank’s de facto capital of Ramallah.

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