IDF Officer

Fallout From ‘Flytilla’ Incident

Israelis debate actions of IDF soldier caught on video striking a Danish protestor.

04/17/2012
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Video images of a high-ranking Israeli army officer striking a pro-Palestinian demonstrator with the butt of his M-16 rifle touched off a storm of controversy in Israel this week, prompting a round of condemnation by politicians and a spate of soul searching among commentators.

An IDF officer restrains a protestor during a Palestinian bicycle rally in the West Bank.
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