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IDF opens probe after officer filmed shoving left-wing activist in West Bank

Video shows an Israeli soldier shoving an activist from the left-wing Combatants for Peace group during a protest in the southern West Bank, on September 17, 2021. (Screenshot/Twitter)
Video shows an Israeli soldier shoving an activist from the left-wing Combatants for Peace group during a protest in the southern West Bank, on September 17, 2021. (Screenshot/Twitter)

The military condemns the conduct of an officer and launches an investigation after video shows him shoving a left-wing activist to the ground during a demonstration in the southern West Bank.

The Israel Defense Forces accuses the protesters from Combatants for Peace of blocking a road to the Avigayil outpost at the time of the incident and charges that some of them tried to physically accost soldiers.

The group denies any activists were behaving violently and says that “the response of the army was a blatant lie.” It also says that they were bringing water to a Palestinian village.

“The violence by soldiers toward peace activists must stop,” tweets Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz of the left-wing Meretz party.

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