Hebron (QNN)- A video footage was exclusively published by Quds News Network from a surveillance camera documents the first moments of the kidnapping and assassination of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat by the Palestinian Authority (PA) forces early Thursday.
Watch | A video footage from a surveillance camera documents the first moments of the kidnapping and assassination of #Palestinian opposition activist Nizar Banat by the Palestinian Authority (PA) security agents on Wednesday-Thursday night. pic.twitter.com/1K75ys0Wos
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) June 28, 2021
Nizar Banat’s killing by Palestinian Authority forces early Thursday during his arrest has been met with anger on the streets and condemnation from Palestinian factions and human rights organizations.
Nizar, an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority who had intended to run in parliamentary elections before they were cancelled earlier this year, died during his arrest by PA forces.
In a brief statement, the Hebron governorate said his “health deteriorated” when a force of the security services went to arrest him.
It said he was taken to a hospital where he was later announced dead, as around 25 Palestinian security forces stormed the home where Nizar was staying, blowing out doors and windows, beating Nizar with an iron bar and sprayed pepper spray in his eyes before undressing him and dragging him away to a vehicle.