Provoking Jerusalem's Palestinians 'For Nothing': Cop's Recording Sheds Light on 'Screwed Up' Policy

Israeli officers heard in a body camera video complaining about disputed operation in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyah, aimed at 'causing more problems'

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
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Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

Israeli police officers in the East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood of Isawiyah were caught on camera complaining that there was no purpose to an ongoing police operation in the neighborhood, highly criticized by community leaders, other than deliberately provoking the residents.

The video footage, which was seen by an Israeli court during a hearing on charges pressed against a resident for throwing stones, shows one policeman telling his colleague: “It’s really provoking them for nothing. Why do this on purpose?”

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