In Cold Blood, Footage of IOF Killing Child Muhammad Al-Allami

August 04, 2021

A photographed documentation published by the Israeli human rights center, B'Tselem, showed that Israeli occupation soldiers fired 13 bullets at a Palestinian vehicle driven by Muayyad Abu Sarah (Al-Alami) in the town of Beit Ummar, north of al-Khalil, which led to the death of the 11-year-old child, Muhammad, in a crime B'Tselem stressed that the child was killed in "cold blood".

According to local sources, the killing crime took place on July 28, after the occupation soldiers committed another crime, which was the exhumation of the grave of a female fetus who died in the town of Beit Ummar and her father buried her in a children's cemetery around which the occupation soldiers are usually stationed.

The occupation soldiers exhumed the grave and took out the little body after searching the area they had cordoned off. Meanwhile, the vehicle of Muayad Abu Sarah (Al Allami), who was traveling with three of his children Muhammad (11 years), his daughter Anan (9 years), and Ahmed (5 years), approached.

When Al-Allami saw the occupation soldiers blocking the road to the town of Beit Ummar, opposite the cemetery, he turned back after 30 meters and began driving his vehicle in search of a way that would allow him to reach the town, without posing any danger to the soldiers.

At this point, as the documentation shows, 3 of the occupation soldiers started running behind him and fired 13 shots at Al-Allami's vehicle.

From the lands of Beit Ummar, the colonial highway 60 passes from the western side, where the occupation erects a military tower at its entrances to the road, where its soldiers are stationed all the time to protect the settlers in the settlements established on the lands of the area.

The documentation extracted from two surveillance cameras is consistent with the testimony of the martyr’s uncle, Ashraf Al-Allami, who said that “his brother and three of his sons decided to turn back when they encountered a military checkpoint at the entrance to Beit Ummar. But then, about 13 bullets were fired at the vehicle, one of which hit the Child's chest," who was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle.

B'Tselem synchronized the two video clips taken from the two surveillance cameras. The clip on the right of the screen shows footage taken from the surveillance camera the Israeli occupation forces confiscated after the crime. While the clip on the left of the screen shows the crime from another angle, and the sound of gunfire is clearly heard.

B'Tselem clarified that the time difference between the two video clips (an hour difference between the two clips) was because one of the two clocks was set to summertime and the other to wintertime.