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Israeli soldiers brutally attack Palestinians and ISM activists on bike ride

It must be said that I got this from the online edition of Haaretz.

A senior IDF officer was filmed hit a leftist activist in the face with an M-16 rifle on Saturday. In the video, which was posted by the International Solidarity Movement on YouTube on Sunday, Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner is seen beating youths who took part in a pro-Palestinian bike ride in the Jordan Valley. (…)  Lt.-Col. Eisner was filmed hitting one of the activists in the face with his M-16. “We did not expect any harassment on the part of the Israeli soldiers, we just came for fun,” one of activists told Haaretz. “I tried to talk to them, to say that we only want to enjoy the beautiful road and the Jordan Valley in the springtime, but we were unsuccessful. The activists were beaten badly, and the officers just told us we couldn’t be in that area.” Four activists who sustained wounds on their faces and backs were evacuated to a hospital in Jericho, while three more youths whowere beaten refused to receive medical care.

 

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