JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israel’s military suspended a senior officer who struck Andreas Ias, a Danish activist in the face with a M-16 rifle by senior IDF officer Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner, said an army spokesman on Monday. In a video published online Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom Eisner holds his M-16 rifle in both hands and shouts at a group of demonstrators taking part in a bicycle rally in the occupied West Bank, before suddenly striking Andreas Ias in the face.
Andreas Ias fell to the ground and was carried away by activists. Israeli military spokesman Yoav Mordechai told Army Radio the incident happened on Saturday. Andreas Ias, was treated in a Palestinian hospital for light injuries and told Israeli media on Monday that he was well.
Source: Maan News
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