Authorities in Israel have begun investigating a film in which a Palestinian prisoner appears to be abused by a group of Israeli soldiers. The video, broadcast by Israel television after being posted on the Internet, shows a blindfolded man at a West Bank checkpoint being forced to repeat Hebrew phrases.
Some refer to the elite Golani infantry brigade. Others are of a sexual nature. As the detainee repeats the phrases, the soldiers can be heard laughing. The Israeli army has strongly condemned the troops’ actions and promised to take steps once all details emerge.