Date
21 November 2017
This video released by Islamist extremists shows the moment before Muhammad Musallam was executed by the boy in the foreground with a bullet to the head. Photo: NBC News
This video released by Islamist extremists shows the moment before Muhammad Musallam was executed by the boy in the foreground with a bullet to the head. Photo: NBC News

Video shows jihadist boy executing Israeli Arab man

Islamist militants have released a video showing a boy killing a man with a bullet to the head.

Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab suspected by the extremists as a spy for Tel Aviv, is shown kneeling in front of the boy who later shoots him in the forehead, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The video was posted by the group’s Furqan media outlet.

It shows Musallam sitting in a room wearing an orange jumpsuit, talking about how he was recruited and trained by the Israeli intelligence service.

He is shown saying his father and elder brother encouraged him.

Later, he is escorted to a field and executed by a boy, described by an older, French-speaking fighter as one of the “cubs of the caliphate”.

Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the footage, which also appeared on Twitter feeds used by Islamic State supporters.

Israeli security officials said they were aware of the video but could not confirm that it was authentic.

The video, which is about 13 minutes long, shows Musallam on his knees as he listens to the older fighter speaking the verdict in French.

Then the boy, wearing a military uniform and armed with a pistol, stands face to face with Musallam and fires one bullet into his forehead.

Musallam crumbles, then the child shoots him three more times and chants “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Greatest).

Musallam’s family said he went missing while on a tourist trip to Turkey and an Israeli security official has said he went to Syria to fight for Islamic State in October last year.

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