Israeli sniper kills unarmed Palestinian who was standing still, video sparks outrage - Watch

The soldiers can he heard celebrating the killing of the unarmed man.

Israeli sniper kills unarmed Palestinian who was standing still, video sparks outrage - Watch

A video clip that shows the cold-blooded killing of an apparently unarmed Palestinian purportedly by an Israeli military sniper. The soldiers can be head in the background swearing at the Palestinians and loudly cheering when the sniper hit and killed his target.

The camera seems to have been mounted on the sniper's helmet. It shows two Palestinians on the other side of the fence, inching towards it. The subtitles on the video show that the men standing with the sniper confirming if his rifle had a bullet in the barrel.

The soldiers can be heard coolly discussing which one the sniper is going to shoot down. He then takes his shot, and the Palestinian man, who is standing still, crumples to the ground. The soldiers immediately begin cheering, with the sniper seemingly saying, "Wow! What a video." They can also be heard celebrating that the kill shot was to the head.

Even as other excited soldiers can be heard confirming with each other if the kill was captured on video so they could watch it, a large group of Palestinians can be seen running towards the fallen man and start carrying his body away.

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has said the incident appears to have happened last year somewhere on the Gaza Strip, and that it is investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting. 

WATCH the video, from Israeli newspaper Haaretz (WARNING: Graphic content):

The video has sparked outrage online, with many expressing anger. Israeli politicians too have reacted strongly, either condemning the shooting or defending it.  

 

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