VIDEO: Israeli undercover police help Palestinians throw stones before drawing guns on them#Occupation
Israeli police have reportedly often used undercover officers to infiltrate demonstrations but deny the practice
JERUSALEM - Two Palestinians were shot and injured on Wednesday when what appeared to be at least eight undercover Israeli agents, dressed like Palestinians and wearing scarves around their faces, infiltrated a group of Palestinian protesters during clashes. One of the men is believed to be in critical condition.
The alleged team of undercover Israeli forces were caught on camera by several journalists as they joined in with Palestinians throwing rocks during clashes near the illegal Beit El settlement block outside of Ramallah.
Videos of the event, shot by an AFP cameraman and showing Palestinian protesters running from the scene, have since gone viral. The footage shows undercover forces as they pull out hand guns and move to detain protesters. Cries of mustarabiin - meaning an Israeli in Arab clothing to carry out military missions - can be heard rising up from the crowd.
Israeli army forces quickly responded, coming forward to help the undercover forces.