The Israeli government confirmed on Tuesday that there are surveillance camera recordings of the death of Iyad al Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian who was shot dead in Jerusalem by the Israeli security forces in May. This event sparked a wave of criticism for the United States from excessive use of force by officers.
The Department of Justice advised during the day that security cameras in this area were not working properly at the time of the event due to family complaints about lack of action by the authorities.
“At this stage of the investigation, we can say that the incident was not documented by the cameras,” he said before emphasizing that the cameras at the shooting range were “unconnected and unrecorded,” as reported by the Israeli newspaper. “Yedioth Ahronoth ‘.
Al Hallaq, 32, was shot on May 30 in Jerusalem’s Old City on the way to becoming a center for people with special needs. The man fled when two members of the border police tried to arrest him and hid in a garbage room where he was shot.