Saturday, December 23, 2017

Israel asks the Red Cross to investigate the death of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya

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."

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."

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