IDF officer hitting activist with M-16 370.
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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
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 Army Radio.
The videographer was summoned to testify by the military police at an IDF base near Nablus, according to the report.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz will decide in the coming days
whether the senior officer will be allowed to remain in military
On Tuesday, OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon presented
the findings from his investigation against Eisner to Gantz, who
requested a number of days to review the material before announcing his
Eisner 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
Gantz is expected to decide either to order Eisner’s discharge
from the IDF for his actions or to assign him to another post. The incident took
place on Saturday during a pro-Palestinian demonstration on Road 90 in the
Jordan Valley.Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.
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