Gantz removes Eisner from post over incident (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV KATZ 04/18/12)
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IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz decided Wednesday to remove
Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner from his post as deputy commander of the
Jordan Valley Brigade, after reviewing the findings from an
investigation into an incident when Eisner slammed his service rifle
into a pro-Palestinian activist´s face.
According to the
decision, Eisner will also not be able to serve in a
command position for the next two years and will not take up his post
in the summer as deputy commander of the Bahd 1 officers training
On Tuesday, OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon
findings from his investigation against Eisner to Gantz.
was suspended from his post on Sunday after he was caught on
tape slamming an M16 rifle in the face of a Danish activist in the
The incident took place on Saturday during a pro-
demonstration on Road 90 in the Jordan Valley.
Wednesday, The Palestinian videographer who videotaped an
attack on a Danish pro-Palestinian activist by Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner
over the weekend told Army Radio on Wednesday he will cooperate with
an IDF investigation into the incident.
Bakr Muhammad Abdel Hak
said "I will give them my full testimony and
give them the (video) recording so that they can know the truth and
so the officer is brought to justice for what he did," according to
The videographer was summoned to testify by the
military police at an
IDF base near Nablus, according to the report. JPost.com staff
contributed to this report. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 04/18/12)
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