IDF soldier imprisoned for kicking an Arab

IDF soldier who kicked an Arab during riots in Hevron sent to prison for 20 days, removed from combat duty and reassigned.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

IDF soldier (illustration)
IDF soldier (illustration)
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

An IDF soldier who serves in the Golani Brigade was sentenced to 20 days in military prison after kicking an Arab during violent riots in Hevron, Channel 20 reported on Monday.

According to the report, the soldier served his prison sentence and was subsequently removed from combat duty, had his combatant's certificate revoked and has been reassigned to serve along the Gaza border.

The incident took place several weeks ago. The soldier arrived at the scene of Arab riots in Hevron and saw one of the rioters confronting two other soldiers. The soldier decided to kick the Arab and was tried for unnecessary assault the next day.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in response, "During the riot, the soldier kicked a Palestinian who was detained and held by IDF troops. The soldier pleaded guilty to inappropriate behavior and was sentenced by the battalion commander to prison. It was decided to remove him from combat service due to incompatibility.”

"After serving his sentence, the soldier asked to move to another position. The soldier was reassigned, and his request to move to a base near his home is being examined these days. Throughout the process, the soldier has been closely accompanied by his commanders."