Soldier kicked out of training school after refusing to arrest ‘price tag’ perpetrators
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Soldier kicked out of training school after refusing to arrest ‘price tag’ perpetrators

Soldier says he didn't enlist to capture settlers

Graffiti on a West Bank mosque reading 'price tag' in Hebrew (Illustrative photo: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Graffiti on a West Bank mosque reading 'price tag' in Hebrew (Illustrative photo: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A soldier was removed from a commanders’ training course after he refused to take part in a military operation aimed at capturing the perpetrators of “price tag” attacks, Maariv reported Wednesday.

The solider, in the Kfir infantry brigade, told his superiors that he “did not join the army to arrest settlers but to fight enemies.”

Price tag attacks are actions carried out by Jewish settlers against Palestinians in revenge for Israeli government or army operations. They often involve vandalism against mosques or Palestinian homes.

In recent weeks the IDF has been carrying out operations aimed at tracking down and arresting the perpetrators, Maariv reported.

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