Chareidi IDF Soldier Sentenced to Jail for Beating Arab Prisoner


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.

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)