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Israel army punishes Gaza soldier

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009

It appears to be the first officially confirmed case of disciplinary action over troops’ actions in the conflict.

The Israeli forces’ conduct has been heavily criticised.

A statement from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said there had been a warning of a suicide attacker in the area where the incident occurred.

The soldier was an infantryman from the Givati Brigades, and has been demoted and put on probation, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

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For full article, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7967471.stm

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