Video Analysis Shows Israeli Soldier while Shooting and Killing Palestinian Teen Nadeem Nawara

RAMMALLAH, November 22, 2014 – (WAFA) – Defense for Children International Palestine published a video analysis conducted by Forensic Architecture identifying the Israeli occupation soldier who shot and killed Nadeem Nawara, 17, six months ago in the West Bank city of Beitunia.


Defense for Children International Palestine (DCI-Palestine) said in a press release that “although Israeli authorities initially asserted that no live fire was used by soldiers during the May 15, 2014 protests, one border policeman, whose name has not been released, has since been arrested by Israeli police and faces manslaughter charges.”


DCI-Palestine noted that arrest was made after it released “a video footage from security cameras which captured the fatal shootings of Nawara and 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Daher, as well as an autopsy’s ruling that a live bullet was the cause of Nawara’s death.”


DCI-Palestine commissioned Forensic Architecture, a research agency that provides spatial and media analysis, to investigate the video footage that captured the fatal shootings of Nawara and Abu Daher. A team of architects, video, and audio specialists analyzed the CCTV footage from the four security cameras along with CNN released footage from the same incident to identify Nawara’s shooter, “Soldier A.”


Forensic Architecture is funded by the European Research Council and hosted by the Center for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. The project consists of multidisciplinary spatial practitioners – architects, artists, and filmmakers – who undertake architectural research within the framework of international humanitarian law and human rights. Their investigations have provided evidence for international prosecution teams, political organizations, NGOs, and the United Nations.