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  5/20/2014, Iyar 20, 5774

IDF: Clip on Bituniya Deaths Edited and Biased


The Israel Defense Forces said, Tuesday, that a video posted on the Internet by Palestinian Authority and leftist activists on Thursday's death of two rioters near the Bituniya checkpoint was edited and biased, not reflecting the rioting. In the clip, the two are seen walking innocently before they fall to the ground, while in reality they took an active part in the riot, throwing stones at Israeli security forces.

Palestinian Authority medics claimed the two died from live fire while the IDF says rubber bullets were among the riot-control measures used by troops. Military prosecutors have ordered an investigation.