Benefit of the doubt

This sort of response will inevitably undermine IDF soldiers’ confidence in their next confrontation with anti-Israel activists.

April 16, 2012 22:40
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IDF officer hitting activist with M-16

IDF officer hitting activist with M-16 370. (photo credit: YouTube Screenshot)

If, in fact, Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner, the deputy commander of the IDF’s Jordan Valley Brigade, did strike a foreign pro-Palestinian activist with his rifle on Saturday unprovoked and not in self-defense, we condemn such action in the strongest terms.

Such conduct has no place in the IDF, an army that prides itself on its high moral standards.


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