Israeli colonel suspended over assault
Tuesday 17 April 2012
The Israeli military has suspended a senior officer who was filmed assaulting an unarmed protester in the West Bank.
In the video, Lt-Col Shalom Eisner is seen smashing the Danish activist in the face with his M16 rifle.
The military said yesterday that Lt-Col Eisner would be suspended while the incident was investigated.
The assault was posted on the internet and broadcast on Israeli television on Sunday.
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