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IDF Officer: Soldiers Can't Beat Palestinian Civilians.

Raw video accuses IDF soldiers of choking and beating a Palestinian detainee in Bi'lin last month : GOC Central Command Gadi Shamni said on Thursday that Israel Defense Forces soldiers were not authorized to attack Palestinian civilians during arrest raids, adding that those who cross the army's "red lines" must be put to trial.

Shamni was testifying at the trial of First Lt. Adam Malul of the Kfir infantry brigade, who was accused of hitting a Palestinian during an arrest in the West Bank.

'"There are clear limits and when a commander steps over these red lines, he must stand trial," Shamni told the court. He added that the IDF never authorized the use of such aggression during questioning of detainees.

After the hearing, Malul said that he was "not ashamed of what I did, of smacking a Palestinian, it was what I had to do."

"My commanders on the ground

Added: Oct-8-2009 
By: barnesy
Middle East
Tags: IDF, Officer:, Soldiers, Can't, Beat, Palestinian, Civilians.
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