Netanyahu condemns beating of pro-Palestinian activist by IDF officer

16.04.2012                      24.Nissan. 5772                     Tag 9 des Omer

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Netanyahu condemns beating of pro-Palestinian activist by IDF officer

IDF Chief of Staff says incident in which a senior officer was filmed hitting leftist activist in the face with an M-16 rifle is very grave; officer suspended, expected to be dismissed from his position.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned the beating of a pro-Palestinian activist by a senior IDF officer, which was seen in a film posted on YouTube earlier Sunday.
"Such behavior does not characterize IDF soldiers and officers and has no place in the Israel Defense Forces and in the State of Israel," Netanyahu said….