Israeli Soldier Jailed for 49 Days for Killing Palestinian in Gaza
An Israeli soldier was sentenced Sunday to 49 days in jail for a shooting at a Palestinian youth who died later from his wounds, reported The Jerusalem Post newspaper on its internet edition.
The soldier reportedly fired at the legs of Issa Ibrahim al-Amur near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom, where a total ban on Palestinian movement was forced by the Israeli army, a military spokesman told the paper.
“The soldier violated open-fire regulations since al-Amur did not present a threat to Israeli soldiers or civilians,” the spokesman said.
The paper added that the soldier was sentenced by his commanding officer, and not by a military court.
In another development, the paper said that a Jewish settler was arrested Saturday in the West Bank city of Nablus by Palestinian Authority security forces.
The paper identified the settler as David Marcea, a 50-year-old doctor.
The paper quoted Israel Radio as saying that Marcea was detained on suspicion of being involved in the assassination of Hamas activist Mahmoud Madani.
Reports said that the PA arrested several Palestinians suspected of helping Israel track and kill Madani in the Balata refugee camp last Monday – Albawaba.com
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