Soldier who shot bound Palestinian demonstrator to undergo polygraph test

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 23, 2008 08:57

The IDF soldier caught on tape two weeks ago firing a rubber bullet at a blindfolded and bound Palestinian demonstrator in the West Bank is due on Wednesday to undergo a polygraph test along with his commanding officer. The soldier claims the officer told him to shoot the demonstrator in the incident near the Palestinian village of Nil'in, while the officer denies giving such an order. A 14-year-old resident of the West Bank village filmed the shooting and gave the tape to the human rights group B'Tselem. OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Gadi Shamni has ordered an inquiry into why the incident wasn't reported immediately.


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