Raed Lit a Cigarette. That's When Israeli Troops Shot Him and Left Him to Die on the Side of the Road

IDF soldiers shot a 39-year-old Palestinian gardener, but they didn’t bother to check their handiwork. For an hour and a half he lay dying or dead on the road – until his teenage son found him

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Youssef, Raed Jidallah’s son, crouches in the spot where he found his father's body, with the victim's friend, Mahdi Zaidan.
Youssef, Raed Jidallah’s son, crouches in the spot where he found his father's body, with the victim's friend, Mahdi Zaidan.Credit: Alex Levac

Youssef Jidallah walks along the trail of bloodstains and with his phone, photographs his father’s last drops of blood. Next, the 15-year-old aims the device at the edges of the road, the heap of garbage, the stones and the pair of blue rubber gloves lying there. This is where Youssef found his father last week, dead or dying, lying on the roadside. That’s how the boy found his father. Picture it.

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