West Bank –
A commander of the Israeli military squad was found to have stolen an apple from a Palestinian merchant in the West Bank town of Hebron. The Israeli army also suspended the squad's commander.
The Israeli army was caught stealing an apple from a Palestinian merchant who escaped clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian demonstrators on Sunday (10/12). The Israeli army responded by suspending the army.
"This behavior we did not expect from a soldier or a commander in the Israeli military,"
"The commander (who stole the apple) was suspended and will be punished with discipline," he added, according to the Israeli military in a statement. Anadolu Agency .
The Israeli military did not mention the identity of the commander stationed at the Givati Brigade. It was not mentioned in detail about the disciplinary sanctions imposed on the Israeli commander.
The incident came amid tensions following the announcement of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday that officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The announcement was made even though previous world leaders had warned that the move would spark a new wave of violence in the Middle East region.
Trump stated that his government would also begin the process of transferring the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "I have decided that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said in a speech at the White House on Wednesday, saying, that with this step, he fulfilled one of his promises during the presidential election campaign.
(ita / ita)