IDF: Officer's attack on activist 'grave,' not army's norm

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 16, 2012 09:14

IDF Spokesman Brig.- Gen. Yoav Mordechai on Monday condemned the striking of a pro-Palestinian activist by an IDF officer but stated that it cannot be taken out of context to misrepresent the values of the Israeli army.

Speaking to Israel Radio, Mordechai said that activists had been filming the protest for under two hours, and at one point there were 200 demonstrators. That said, Mordechai called the event "grave" and said it could not be taken as a representation of the values of the IDF.

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