Border Police push back on charges that Ahmad Erekat was killed without cause; in 2nd video family says is months old, Erekat vows he is ‘no snitch’ for Israel

Amid questions over shooting, police release video of driver ramming checkpoint
by Alexander Fulbright and Aaron Boxerman
June 24, 2020

Border Police on Wednesday released security footage from a suspected car-ramming attack in the West Bank, seeking to push back against accusations that Israeli forces shot and killed the assailant without reason. In the video from Tuesday’s incident, a car driven by Ahmad Moustafa Erekat can be seen approaching a checkpoint in Abu Dis, before abruptly accelerating and turning toward a group of police. The car then rams into a female officer — who is knocked into the air — before colliding with a booth and coming to a stop. As the driver gets out of the vehicle, he appears to begin running from the police officers, but quickly falls to the ground after being shot. READ MORE

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