Givati 'human shield' soldiers sentenced to probation

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November 21, 2010 09:49

 
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Two Givati soldiers convicted of using a Palestinian boy as a human shield during Operation Cast Lead were sentenced to probation and had their ranks demoted Sunday by a military court.

The court decided against the military prosecutions recommendations, choosing not to sentence the Givati Reconnaissance Brigade soldiers to active jail time and instead giving them three months probation and demoting them from the rank of staff sergeant to the rank of sergeant.

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