A video grab of a CCTV footage released by security camera footage released by B’Tselem on October 23, 2015 showing Israeli forces attacking a Palestinian in Bireh in the occupied West Bank.
An Israeli human rights group has released a video showing several Israelis brutally beating a Palestinian man.
The security camera footage released by B’Tselem on Thursday shows the Palestinian lying curled up on the floor of a storage room while the Israeli forces beat him with their rifles.The rights group said the 25-year-old Ansar Aasi was at work in the storage room in Bireh in the occupied West Bank when the Israelis stormed the place and began beating him repeatedly.The young man was then wrongfully detained despite repeatedly pleading his innocence.
“I raised my hand and told them I didn’t do anything but they beat me everywhere,” Aasi said, adding that he was detained for five days and only released after his employer showed police the CCTV footage Israeli military said an initial inquiry into the CCTV footage shows Israeli forces “did not act in accordance with the standards.”
The Israeli regime had earlier said the young man was attacked on October 6 after the forces spotted him throwing stones just in front of the store. Aasi denied the charges and was freed on October 11 after Israelis accepted to see the video taken from the security cameras of the store.B’Tselem says it is yet to be known whether the Israeli forces who beat Aasi have been held accountable or not as the footage and the later decision by the Israeli police to release the young Palestinian man clearly proves he was innocent.