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Israel Disgraces Palestinian Body After Martyring

Gaza: A Palestinian has been killed by Israeli forces and two others were wounded as they tried to retrieve his body in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to local media reports.

The incident took place near the separation fence east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the coastal territory, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported on Sunday.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) faction named the deceased as Mohammed Ali al-Naim, 27, and said he was a member of the organisation.

A video widely circulated on social media on Sunday appeared to show an Israeli military bulldozer pick up and move the body of the Palestinian man towards the separation fence.

In the clip, the sound of gunfire is heard and at least one man appears to be wounded. Other men then take away the wounded person, while the bulldozer lifts the body in its scoop. The body is seen hanging from the scoop, as the bulldozer reverses and moves towards the fence.

The PIJ said in a statement the video showed a “brutal crime”.

A spokesman for Hamas, the group which governs Gaza, told a media outlet that the incident was reflective of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories and its treatment of Palestinian people.

“There are hundreds of similar crimes that haven’t been documented by the camera. Israeli occupation continues its crime without any legal or ethical deterrence,” Hazem Qassem told the media outlet.