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IDF soldier paralyses Palestinian in Hebron dispute over power generator

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Published: 4 January 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Video shows a 24-year-old holding on to the generator while soldiers seek to take it away; Palestinian witnesses dispute IDF story that a violent demonstration preceded the shooting

Witnesses dispute IDF account after Palestinian shot during West Bank operation (Times of Israel)
Palestinian witnesses to a shooting by Israeli troops on Friday that reportedly left a 24-year-old Palestinian man paralysed disputed the army’s account that a violent, massive demonstration had preceded the shooting

Israeli soldier shoots and paralyses Palestinian man in dispute over power generator (CNN)
An Israeli soldier shot a Palestinian man, leaving him paralysed from the neck down, after an altercation over a portable electric generator, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Video of the incident, which occurred on Friday near Hebron in the south of the West Bank, appears to show Haroun Abu Aram, 24, along with three other men, attempting to hold on to the generator while Israeli soldiers seek to take it away.

The tussle continues until, off-camera, a single gunshot is heard, followed by screaming, before the camera moves to reveal Abu Aram lying motionless on the ground

Israeli troops shot Palestinian when he tried to stop them from seizing a generator, witness says (Haaretz)
Harun Abu Aram was shot in the neck by Israeli forces near Hebron, witnesses say, as he remains hospitalised and on life support; forces seemed 'as though they were heading into a war'

EDITORIAL: Generator terror (Haaretz)


IDF arrests suspects in rock attack that seriously injured Israeli woman (Times of Israel)
Israeli troops apprehend a number of people in West Bank village; manhunt and investigation continue

Arab passengers attacked, 20 arrested during protest against killing of Israeli teen in West Bank (Haaretz)
Police say protesters threw stones and eggs at them at a protest against the death of Ahuvia Sandak, who was killed in a car chase with police in the West Bank

Photo: Palestinians protest Israeli policies and settler attacks in the south Hebron Hills as soldiers look on, January 2 (WAFA)

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