Two IDF officers indicted Sunday, one allegedly ordered soldier to hit Palestinian with jeep
An IDF major was indicted Sunday on charges of overstepping authority and putting a life at risk by ordering a soldier to run over a 20-year old Palestinian with an army jeep.
In another case, a lieutenant and infantry commander was indicted on charges of vandalism with malicious intent for torching Palestinian vehicles with his soldiers.
The first case reportedly occurred in 2008 during a chase after Palestinians who had constructed a barrier of stones on a road near Qalqilya.
The military prosecution claims the Palestinian suffered injuries to his face and that there had been no call to hit him with a vehicle. The investigation was lengthy, and the prosecution decided only recently to try the senior officer.
The second case was said to occur in 2009, during a military operation in Mount Hebron. The prosecution says it has decided not to try the soldiers allegedly involved, but rather only their commanding officer.
(www.ynetnews.com / 19.06.2011)