Netanyahu, Ya’alon Slam Hebron Shooting as IDF Vows Probe

Blood stains from the body of a Palestinian assailant who was allegedly shot in the head by an Israeli soldier, in the West Bank town of Hebron on March 24, 2016
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The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Monday joined the Israel Defense Forces in condemning an incident in which a soldier shot a disarmed Palestinian assailant in the head in Hebron, saying that it did not reflect the values if the Jewish state and its military.

“What happened in Hebron doesn’t represent the values of the IDF,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “The IDF expects its soldiers to behave level-headedly and in accordance with the rules of engagement

The IDF called the incident “very grave” and vowed that it would be investigated thoroughly.

“The soldier who shot the terrorist has been arrested,” IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz said hours after a video of the incident went viral.

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