Video emerges of Israeli soldiers beating a Palestinian

Video emerges of Israeli soldiers beating a Palestinian
A video has emerged showing Israeli troops brutally assaulting a Palestinian civilian in yet another shocking testimony to the violent nature of the Israeli occupation.
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14 June, 2015
Israeli troops are notoriously violent [Getty]

Israeli occupation forces say that seven soldiers will face so called a  disciplinary hearing on Sunday after video emerged of troops beating an unarmed Palestinian in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

In the disturbing footage, which was widely disseminated by Palestinian media, Israeli soldiers were seen repeatedly striking the Palestinian civilian, including with a rifle butt near the back of the head and a punch in the face.  

The beating was accompanied by the chanting of obscenities as the man lay on the ground.   

The army said seven soldiers were being investigated for over the alleged assault on Friday in the Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah, headquarters of the Palestinian Authority. 

Israeli military is notorious for its violent and often bloody response to the nearly 50-year-old occupation of Palestine. 

According to the United Nations, Israeli soldiers have killed 11 Palestinians in the West Bank since the start of the year.

In March this year, a leaked video showed a Palestinian teenager being attacked by two dogs, while being held by two Israeli soldiers.  

The horrific footage documents the violent arrest of Hamzeh Abu Hashem, 16, during confrontations near Beit Ummar and the nearby settlement of Karmei Zur, 10 kilometres north of Hebron, for allegedly throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. 

The incident took on 23 December 2014, but only surfaced when it was posted by right-wing and former Knesset member Michael Ben Ari, who tweeted it saying "The soldiers taught the little terrorist a lesson!".