Video footage shows Israeli special police unit carrying out targeted killing of Ahmad ‘Abdu, a Palestinian sitting in his car and endangering no one
In the early morning hours of 25 May 2021, an Israeli Special Police Unit vehicle stopped in front of a car just after Ahmad ‘Abdu (25) got into it, in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh in the West Bank. Officers who got out of the vehicle immediately fired several shots at the car and surrounded it, apparently dragging ‘Abdu out. They then left without extending him first aid. A Border Police statement claimed ‘Abdu had been killed as part of an “arrest operation”, but offered no explanation for the lethal shooting. Shooting at a person sitting in his car, without even trying to arrest him, is not an “attempted arrest”. It is a targeted killing.
* Video footage of the final moments of the incident, in which the officers are seen leaving, is not included due to low technical quality.