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Israeli troops convicted of rubber bullet attack

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Israeli troops convicted of rubber bullet attack


A former Israeli defence force commander and a soldier have been convicted over the shooting of a blindfolded prisoner at close range with a rubber bullet.

Staff Sergeant Leonardo Corea was found guilty of the illegal use of a weapon. Lieutenant Colonel Omri Burberg was found guilty of making threats unbecoming of a commander.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ashraf Abu Rahme was arrested for allegedly “disrupting the peace” in the West Bank village of Na’alin two years ago.

The court was told the soldier understood he had been given an order to shoot which Burberg denied.

The officer has lost his command as a result of the incident and Corea has since completed his military service .

Sentencing will follow at a later date.

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