Israel Praises Soldier That Shot Palestinian In Video

Israeli Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said Tuesday a soldier who shot a Palestinian along the Gaza border in a video that has been widely shared “deserves a medal”.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman arrives for the inauguration of an underground military operation center in the Israeli settlement of Katzrin in the Golan Heights on April 10, 2018.
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Lieberman said in comments to journalists that the soldier who recorded the incident, however, deserved a demotion. Israel’s army confirmed the authenticity of the video on Tuesday but alleged the shooting followed riots and warnings from troops.

Palestinians have said the video, said to be recorded in December, shows Gazans are being shot along the border while posing no threat to soldiers.

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