Watch: Israeli Officer Points Loaded Gun at Unarmed Palestinian

By B'Tselem

YouTube video uploaded by B'Tselem shows an IDF officer cocking his gun and pointing it at a Palestinian man.

According to B'Tselem, a human rights organization that uploaded the video, on June 18 IDF forces came to arrest a youth from the village for allegedly throwing stones when his cousin stopped the IDF officer to try to prevent the arrest.

The video shows the IDF officer, a First Lieutenant, shouting and pushing the Palestinian man and then immediately cocking his loaded gun into the man's face. When the man continued to fight with him, the IDF officer again pointed the gun at him.

Posted July 20, 2011