Israeli forces strap wounded Palestinian to jeep during raid
JERUSALEM: (Reuters) Israeli army forces strapped a Palestinian wounded man on the hood of a military jeep during an arrest raid in West Bank’s Jenin, the army confirmed after video of the incident circulated on social media.

Video showed a wounded local man, Mujahed Azmi, lying on the hood of a jeep as it drives past two ambulances in Jenin.

Reuters was able to confirm the location of the video from corroborating and verified footage shared on social media that shows same vehicle transporting an individual on top of a vehicle in Jenin. The date of the footage and identity of the man were confirmed by eyewitnesses interviewed by Reuters.

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According to the family of Azmi, the man was hit by gunfire from Israeli troops. When the family requested an ambulance for Azmi, Israeli soldiers took him, strapped him on the hood of their jeep and drove off, the family said.

The Israeli military in a statement said Israeli forces were fired at and exchanged fire, wounding a suspect and apprehending him.

Soldiers then violated military protocol, the statement said. "The suspect was taken by the forces while tied on top of a vehicle," it said.

The military said the "conduct of the forces in the video of the incident does not conform to the values" of the Israeli military and that the incident would be investigated and dealt with.

The individual was transferred to medics for treatment, the military said.