IDF opens probe into fatal shooting of paraplegic protester in Gaza
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IDF opens probe into fatal shooting of paraplegic protester in Gaza

Israeli military launches investigation into the death of Ibrahim Abu Thraya who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration

An IDF soldier in a Hamas tunnel in Rafah, Gaza
An IDF soldier in a Hamas tunnel in Rafah, Gaza

The Israeli military has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week.

Palestinian health officials said Ibrahim Abu Thraya was shot while demonstrating along Gaza’s border with Israel.

The area has experienced continued unrest since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital earlier this month.

Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, blamed Gaza’s Hamas rulers for instigating violent demonstrations that posed a “significant threat” to soldiers and justified the use of live fire.

But he said “allegations of the killing of a paraplegic Palestinian rioter are under investigation”. He says the probe is expected to take several days.

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