Contains distressing content.
10 Apr 2018

Footage appears to show Israeli soldiers cheering shooting of Palestinian

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Israel has declared that soldiers heard in video footage cheering as a sniper shot a Palestinian near the Gaza border will be disciplined,¬†although their preliminary inquiry has cleared the sniper himself, saying he had acted appropriately. The Israeli army says the incident happened in December, adding that the unapproved filming was not “the level of restraint expected from IDF soldiers”. Jonathan Rugman reports from Gaza. There are some distressing images in his report from the start.