Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Major General Yoav Mordechai called on the Red Cross to produce a report and medical findings regarding the death of Ibrahim Abu Toriya, after the IDF report on the topic concluded that Abu Toriya was not killed by IDF fire.
Abu Toriya, a double amputee, participated last Friday in a riot which turned violent when the Arab protesters began burning tires and stoning the IDF troops stationed nearby.
"Recently, claims have been made that the IDF caused the death of Ibrahim Abu Toriya, who was killed while participating in riots near the Gaza border," Mordechai noted.
"I announce, very clearly, that the investigation did not show in any way that Ibrahim Abu Toriya died of live IDF fire.
"I therefore turned to Red Cross Delegation Head Mr Jacques De Maio, asking him 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."