Israeli soldiers charged in picture-taking flap


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four Israeli soldiers were indicted after taking pictures of themselves pointing their guns at a Palestinian prisoner.

In the indictment filed Monday by the Military Advocate, the soldiers were charged with abuse and illegal use of weapons. The soldiers, from the Nahal Haredi brigade, also were accused of improper behavior for the incident last January near the West Bank city of Jenin.

The Palestinian was bound and blindfolded.

The indictment comes just weeks after the world outcry over photos published on Facebook by a former soldier, Eden Abergil, posing with a Palestinian prisoner.

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