An IDF investigation showed no evidence of involvement with the death of amputee Ibrahim Abu Toriya, who was allegedly killed while rioting near the border of Gaza.
Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Major General Yoav Mordechai announced "the investigation did not show in any way that Ibrahim Abu Toriya died of live IDF fire", and he asked for the Red Cross to further investigate.
He asked Red Cross Delegation head Mr Jacques De Maio "to find all of the facts and data, including the report from the ambulance in which Abu Toriya traveled, medical reports and findings from doctors in Gaza hospitals, and any other existing data."
From Aruz Sheva
Mordechai also noted that there was no basis for the false reports claiming that a sniper shot directly and intentionally at Abu Toriya. He emphasized that "we have to put an end to the industry of rumors, exaggerations, and lies which incense public discourse and incite to violence. There are too many questions and too many things which are unclear about Abu Toriya's death, and I suggest we investigate and find out the truth."
1/6 This is going to be a thread about the #ibrahimabuthuraya case. It has caused a very emotional response on twitter and I want to lay down some questions.— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 24, 2017
Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, participated in a riot meters near the Gaza border, was killed. pic.twitter.com/uXlPoemMVH
2/6 The IDF was blamed, and #AbuThuraya was celebrated as a martyr. However, the IDF concluded in its investigation that no live fire was shot by its forces on the border. So who or what killed him? Just asking the question is not justifying his death, it's a quest for truth. pic.twitter.com/IHHugi8JvY— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 24, 2017
3/6 On the night prior to his death, he told his family this would be his last dinner because he intends on becoming a martyr. Why is this not relevant to the question? https://t.co/46kwWsFFP3— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 24, 2017
4/6 If the IDF is telling the truth the question remains, how did he die? Did he fall off his chair and hit his head? Did he fall off of the electricity lines while hanging flags? Did a gas canister bounce of off the ground and hit him? I don't know. pic.twitter.com/VSduxcPuSv— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 24, 2017
5/6 I do know that @cogat_israel demanded yesterday to put the questions and rumors to rest, appealed to Hamas to convey to @ICRC_ilot, a neutral party, all available data including the ambulance report, which evacuated him and medical reports from the Gaza hospitals. pic.twitter.com/9Yt0CD0NZX— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 24, 2017
6/6 This was Hamas' response. There are those that are convinced that Israel is evil. These questions are irrelevant to them, they easily believe the rumors. Those that require truth in order to base their decisions and judgment should also ask Hamas, what are they hiding? pic.twitter.com/S767cLaC6C— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 24, 2017