IDF Officer Suspended for Firing on Attackers (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 06/12/12)
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An IDF commander has been suspended over a video that shows him
throwing rocks and firing his gun in response to a violent attack
from Palestinian Authority protesters.
The video was shot on Friday outside the PA town of Nabi Saleh, north
of Jerusalem. The area is the scene of weekly riots.
PA men began lobbing heavy stones at the commander and his soldiers.
Similar attacks have caused injury to soldiers in the past, including
wounds requiring hospitalization and even death.
In response, the commander first used a smoke grenade, then began
lobbing stones at the rioters in return. When they continued to
attack, he fired at their feet. The attackers then ran off.
The far-left BíTselem organization uploaded the video, which was
created by a PA group calling itself the Popular Struggle
An IDF spokesperson confirmed that the video shows the IDF officer
using live fire. The officer has been suspended until the incident
can be thoroughly investigated, they said. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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