Troops released after being arrested for allegedly beating Palestinian detainee

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Israel Defense Forces says that four soldiers arrested by Military Police for allegedly causing a serious injury to a Palestinian detainee will be released amid the investigation.

“Based on the evidence and findings found so far, it was decided that there is no longer any justification to keep the soldiers in detention for the purpose of continuing the investigation,” the IDF says in a statement.

Earlier, the IDF said the soldiers were suspected of causing “serious physical harm” to the Palestinian man in the West Bank.

The soldiers have claimed the incident that led to the man’s injury was an accident.

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