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IDF officer under fire after being filmed pulling down pride flag

Two men, one in an IDF uniform, seen pulling down a pride flag in northern Israel on June 23, 2022. (Screenshot)
Two men, one in an IDF uniform, seen pulling down a pride flag in northern Israel on June 23, 2022. (Screenshot)

An apparent IDF officer and another individual are under fire after being filmed today taking down a pride flag flown by local authorities in northern Israel.

In video of the incident, the two are seen walking away with the flag — which was hung by the Emek Hayarden Regional Council — while ignoring a man who asks for their identities.

The man in the IDF uniform, whose identity the military says it is not immediately aware of, wears a kippah and is carrying an M-16 rifle.

“The behavior of the officer in the video does not reflect the IDF’s values. The matter will be examined and dealt with,” the army says.

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