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Israeli soldiers shoot at backfiring car carrying family; beat brother as car forced to stop

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

The Israeli army attacked the Palestinian family as they drove near the illegal settlement of Etzion south of Bethlehem on Friday.

Two of the Alami brothers, as well as the wife and three children of one of the men, were driving past an Israeli military vehicle when the car began to malfunction and the engine made several grinding noises.

Soldiers opened fire on the car, which was forced to pull over to the side of the road. When one of the brothers exited the vehicle to calm the situation and check on the car, Israeli soldiers approached the car and beat the man in front of his family members.

None of the family members were detained, and the brothers were able to repair the car and drive safely to their destination.

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