Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Israel condemns 'dancing soldier' videos

Israel's prime minister has condemned videos filmed by Israeli soldiers that humiliate Palestinians.

The most recent YouTube video appears to show an Israeli soldier dancing around a blindfolded Palestinian Muslim woman.

Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement today the videos cause "unacceptable harm to human dignity" of the Palestinians, embarrass the Israeli military and "cause serious international damage".

A woman who said she was the one in the latest video, which dates to 2007, recounted the event on Israel's Channel 10 today. The TV said she was a member of Islamic Jihad and was released last year after two years in prison.

The Israeli in the video has refused to comment. It has not been possible to verify the video's authenticity.

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