Israeli officials have launched an investigation into a border police officer who was filmed tipping over a Palestinian man sitting in a wheelchair in the West Bank.

Justice Ministry spokeswoman Eden Klein said on Monday an investigation was under way.

The incident happened on Sunday after Israeli forces shot and wounded a Palestinian woman who police said had pulled out a knife and tried to attack an officer.

Footage shot by a local resident shows the woman on the ground bleeding and officers ordering Palestinians to keep away.

One officer flips over a Palestinian’s wheelchair, dumping him on the ground.

The last five months have seen near-daily Palestinian assaults that have killed 27 Israelis.

At least 162 Palestinians, the majority of whom Israel says were attackers, have been killed by Israeli fire.