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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:29 PM
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Orthodox IDF Soldiers Accused Of Abusing Palestinian Prisoners
By Anshel Pfeffer

An Israel Defense Forces soldier from a unit made up exclusively of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men was convicted on Wednesday in the Central Military Court of illegal use of a weapon and disgraceful conduct.

The soldier, a member of the Nahal Haredi Brigade unit, was found guilty as a result of photos taken on his cellular phone, in which a Palestinian prisoner was shown tied up. The pictures were discovered when a military criminal investigation team conducted a search for drug use in the unit.

In addition to the Nahal soldier who was convicted, three other members of the Orthodox army unit were caught with the incriminating photos on their cell phones, leading to an indictment against the four for abuse and illegal use of weapons.

The investigation revealed that the soldiers took videos on their cell phones documenting abuse and humiliation of Palestinian prisoners by soldiers in the West Bank. The investigation team believes that the videos were taken by other soldiers that have yet to be identified, and the suspects received them from an unknown source.

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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:36 PM
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1. Glad to hear of the conviction
Good to know that they were able to bust this soldier and that the Israeli military court was able to get a conviction.

Hopefully similar results for the rest of those indicted.
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