WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Footage of Zionist troops beating and humiliating a father and son tied up and blindfolded on the floor of a military jeep has been released by an Israeli military court.
The court unsealed chilling footage of radical Zionist troops laughing as they beat a handcuffed Palestinian father and his teenage son, who were captured in a raid. The video was evidence in a detainee abuse trial, RT reported.
The footage shows soldiers from the ultra-Orthodox 97th Netzah Yehuda Battalion of the Zionist troops abusing two handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainees inside a military vehicle.
After striking a plea deal, the five troops were found guilty of abuse and sentenced to serve between two and six-and-a-half months in prison.
The shocking case garnered much attention in the occupied territories.
TV presenter Oshrat Kotler said that young IDF soldiers become "human animals” after they return from the West Bank. "That’s the result of the occupation” of Palestinian lands, she said. The journalist’s comments were met with both backlash and support.
The Zionist troops have been repeatedly accused of mistreating Palestinians during arrests and while in custody. Last year, a 33-year-old man died hours after he was severely beaten during an arrest amid clashes in Jericho, in the West Bank. Footage from the scene showed the soldiers gun-butting him as he was lying on the ground. The Zionist troops claimed that the man had tried to attack them.