Arab Today, arab today israel removes officer after assault on afp team
Last Updated : GMT 14:31:13
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Israel removes officer after assault on AFP team

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Israel removes officer after assault on AFP team

Israeli soldiers patrol a street in the West Bank
Jerusalem - AFP

Israel's military on Thursday removed from duty an officer in charge when two AFP journalists were assaulted by soldiers while covering clashes in the occupied West Bank, the army said.

The decision means the officer will no longer be deployed in the field and will be assigned to other tasks, a military spokesman told AFP.

Investigations into the September 25 incident are continuing.

The officer "did not act in accordance with ethical rules", the spokesman said.

He had already been suspended from duty the day after the incident, which the military classed as "grave".

Italian videographer Andrea Bernardi and Palestinian photographer Abbas Momani were covering clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Beit Furik near Nablus after a funeral when they were assaulted.

Soldiers threatened them with their weapons while also hitting and shoving them.

Bernardi was thrown to the ground and held there with a knee against his chest and a gun pointed at his face until he managed to show his press card.

The journalists were clearly identifiable by their equipment as well as by their body armour displaying the word "Press".

They had previously been authorised to enter the area.

The soldiers also smashed a video camera and a stills camera, and took away another stills camera and a mobile phone.

Damaged equipment has since been returned to AFP.

The incident was filmed and posted online by a local production company.

AFP and the Foreign Press Association in Israel and the Palestinian Territories have strongly condemned the assault.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today israel removes officer after assault on afp team Arab Today, arab today israel removes officer after assault on afp team

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes
Arab Today, arab today AT&T, Verizon join Google ad boycott

GMT 10:30 2017 Thursday ,23 March

AT&T, Verizon join Google ad boycott
View News in Arabic - Media: آخر الأخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemeni official warns education is under threat

GMT 12:03 2017 Tuesday ,14 March

Yemeni official warns education is under threat
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Donia Abdel Aziz participates in "Game of Silence"

GMT 07:12 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Donia Abdel Aziz participates in "Game of Silence"
Arab Today, arab today Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 07:39 2017 Monday ,20 March

Dalia Mustafa believes in the presence of ghosts

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection

GMT 16:41 2017 Monday ,20 March

Preserving the memory of glaciers

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 13:11 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Web-based counseling lowers blood pressure

GMT 10:18 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Kuwait's tourism industry to be worth

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 22:39 2017 Thursday ,09 March

Zuhair Murad presents his new collection "Resorts"
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday