News Brief 9/3/2013, Elul 28, 5773
Officer who Hit Protester to Leave IDF
Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom Eisner, who was filmed hitting a foreign anarchist during a violent protest last year, has signed a plea bargain that will mean the end of his IDF career.
Eisner will also be required to perform two months of community service, Channel 2 news reports. He will be convicted of unauthorized action and of conduct unbecoming an officer.
He has agreed to leave IDF service, despite having planned a longer career. His early resignation will not be considered an involuntary discharge.
He will not be eligible for promotion within the ranks of the IDF..