Borberg: Ni'lin protester was shot due to a misunderstanding

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 1, 2009 18:38

After the High Court ordered the IDF to boost the charges against a lieutenant-colonel and a sergeant in the shooting of a bound and blindfolded Palestinian during a protest in Ni'lin last July, the officer's attorney issued a statement on Wednesday evening criticizing the decision and calling the shooting incident "a misunderstanding at most." "Battalion commander Lt.-Col. Omri Borberg did not ask the soldier to shoot at the detainee at any stage. He did not issue such an order and did not assume that the soldier misunderstood him," said the statement. "We believe the court was wrong in accepting the appeal and look forward to the reopening of the trial, during which we will prove that at most, this was a misunderstanding," the statement concluded.


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