Chareidi IDF Soldier Sentenced to Jail for Beating Arab Prisoner

(Thursday, February 11th, 2016 09:30 PM)

idffA soldier serving in the Nachal Chareidi Battalion has been sentenced to seven months in jail and six months’ probation for beating an Arab prisoner by a military court. The incident took place a number of months ago on the Chermesh Base in Shomron.

The court explained the punishment will also serve as a deterrence for other soldiers in Nachal Chareidi.

Honenu attorney Adi Kedar succeeded in having two of the four-count indictment dismissed.

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During their trial, commanders of the soldiers came to his defense, citing he has been an exemplary soldier. Nachal Chareidi Rabbi Yitzchak Bar-Chaim also testified on the soldier’s behalf.

Nevertheless, the prosecution called for a stiff sentence due to the severity of the soldier’s actions.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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One Comment

  1. MTAB says:

    And if this solder were chiloni would they have punished him? Is this typical IDF anti-religiousness or an actual concern for justice?

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