10 March 2019 Israeli military court sentences soldiers for acts of violence against Palestinians

On 10 March an Israeli military court confirmed the sentence for three Israeli soldiers responsible for committing acts of violence against detained Palestinians. In a statement, the Israeli army declared: “The military court sentenced three combat soldiers who were convicted as part of a plea bargain for aggravated abuse as a result of violence against Palestinian detainees”. The facts took place in West Bank on 13 December when the members of the Israeli army decided to react after a Palestinian killed two Israeli soldiers in a bus stop. After their confession, the court condemned them to 6 months in prison and demoted them to the rank of private. On 7 March Israeli authorities decided to demolish the house of Assam Barghouti, one of the Palestinians accused to have killed the two Israeli soldiers on 13 December.