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  כסלו 4, 5771 , 11/11/10

IDF Violence at Havat Gilad

Residents of the Samarian Jewish outpost community of Havat Gilad (Gilad's Farm) said Thursday that Border Police officers attacked people in the town during the afternoon hours. A number of about 12 officers who entered a beit midrash study hall dragged a 15-year-old, strangled him and sprayed pepper spray in his face in what witnesses say was an unprovoked incident. The incident was caught on video.

The Samarian Residents' Council said it would lodge a complaint with the Police Investigation Unit, calling the incident the latest in a series of serious events intended to inflame the region in general and Havat Gilad in particular.

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