The Jewish crowd was beating the Palestinian man when two IDF soldiers stepped up.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
JUNE 13, 2020 21:50
A GENERAL view of Hebron, last month.
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
The man, Ibrhaim Badar, told Ynet he was simply walking down the street when he was assaulted. The Jewish attackers are reportedly visiting Yeshiva students and not local city residents.
The two soldiers ran into the crowd, shouted at members to step back and escorted the man away despite crowd members walking behind them asking them to step back and allow them to continue hitting the man.
Badar pointed out that despite video footage of the incident, the the heroism of the soldiers, none of those who harmed him were arrested at this time.
Local police officers are investigating the case.
Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz tweeted on Saturday evening in support of the Golani soldier who “acted as we expect any soldier and commanding officer in the IDF should act.”
“The IDF is committed to the security of civilians anywhere it operates,” he wrote. “I trust the IDF to investigate this incident in an orderly fashion.”