Video: Israeli forces assault elderly man in Aqsa compound

12:00 May 27 2014 Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

UPDATE: May 29, 2014, 21:12

by Chris Carlson - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group

Israeli soldiers have again surfaced in recently publicized video footage, on Wednesday, as they violently beat a Palestinian elderly in al-Aqsa mosque compound, occupied Jerusalem.

A number of soldiers appear in the footage as they surround a helpless elderly man in the compound, Al Ray reports. One of the soldiers is actually seen punching him before toppling him to the ground with the other soldiers. The man tried to escape. However, the soldiers violently restrained him amidst massive outrage and protest from Palestinian civilians gathered in the compound.

Al Aqsa mosque is an increasingly frequent site of attacks on Palestinians, by both soldiers and Israeli settlers.

The video has caused a state of anger among social media activists.

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces assaulted an elderly Palestinian man in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound on Tuesday, causing injuries to his eye, witnesses said.

Israeli forces violently assaulted Abu Hani Sharif, 70, after asking him to stop taking pictures in the compound. Israeli officers surrounded Sharif and assaulting him before attempting to make an arrest.

Dozens of Palestinian worshipers intervened and managed to escort the elderly man away from the officers.

His wife fainted while witnessing the assault.
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