IDF military court decides not to demote Lt. Col. Burbag

January 27, 2011 13:06


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IDF Military Court decided Thursday not to demote Lt. Col. Omri Burbag, former commander of an armored battalion, who was filmed allegedly ordering a soldier to shoot a rubber bullet at a blindfolded Palestinian during a demonstration near Nil'in.

The court, led by Col. Yoel Zur, was critical of Burbag and said that the video "was a stab in the eye," but ruled that the former battalion commander had already been punished with the decision to remove him from command post and end his term prematurely. The court ruled that Burbag will not be able to hold a command post for two years and his promotion will be suspended for that period.

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