IDF Suspends Officer for Striking Anti-Israel Activist

(Israel Hayom) Lilach Shoval, Yori Yalon and Daniel Siryoti - The Israel Defense Forces on Monday suspended Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner after a video depicting him assaulting an anti-Israel activist flooded the world media. Eisner said he "acted instinctively" after his fingers were broken earlier in the day by the stick-wielding Danish activist belonging to the International Solidarity Movement. IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai noted that the video released by the ISM was edited and did not reflect the whole story. "We only saw a part of the footage, there were 20 foreign activists shown on the tape, not the 250 Palestinians behind them who tried to block the road. We saw only the blow on the tape, not the two hours of provocations before," Mordechai said.

2012-04-16 00:00:00

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