US condemns ‘shocking’ video of Palestinian tied to hood of army car in West Bank

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

WASHINGTON — The US condemns the “shocking” video of a wounded Palestinian tied to the hood of a military vehicle by IDF soldiers in the West Bank over the weekend.

“This practice is absolutely unacceptable. Humans should never be used as human shields. The IDF should swiftly investigate what happened and hold people accountable,” US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller says, when asked about the clip during a press briefing.

Miller acknowledges the statement put out by the IDF, which said the conduct was inconsistent with military protocol and is being investigated.


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