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Israel Praises Soldier That Shot Palestinian In Video

  Israeli Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said Tuesday a soldier who shot a Palestinian along the Gaza border in a video that has been widely … Continue reading Israel Praises Soldier That Shot Palestinian In Video


Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman arrives for the inauguration of an underground military operation centre in the Israeli settlement of Katzrin in the Golan Heights on April 10, 2018. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said a soldier who shot a Palestinian along the Gaza border in a video that has been widely shared “deserves a medal”. JALAA MAREY / AFP
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman arrives for the inauguration of an underground military operation center in the Israeli settlement of Katzrin in the Golan Heights on April 10, 2018. 
JALAA MAREY / AFP

 

Israeli Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said Tuesday a soldier who shot a Palestinian along the Gaza border in a video that has been widely shared “deserves a medal”.

Lieberman said in comments to journalists that the soldier who recorded the incident, however, deserved a demotion. Israel’s army confirmed the authenticity of the video on Tuesday but alleged the shooting followed riots and warnings from troops.

Palestinians have said the video, said to be recorded in December, shows Gazans are being shot along the border while posing no threat to soldiers.

AFP