IDF investigation finds settler youths tied up, beat injured Palestinian


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jewish youths from the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar tied up and beat a Palestinian man shot by the settlement’s emergency response team, an Israeli military investigation found. 

The military confiscated the emergency response team’s weapons after the incident, according to reports.

The incident occurred May 26 during a clash between settlers and Palestinians from a nearby village, as both sides accused the other of setting fire to nearby fields. The Palestinian man was shot by the response team, then captured and beaten by youths before being rescued by Israeli soldiers. A knife reportedly was found among his possessions.

A week earlier, Yitzhar residents showed up at a similar clash carrying guns.

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