A disturbing incident occurred on Sunday in the coastal city of Holon, as police officers physically assaulted an IDF soldier in uniform.
The incident occurred in Holon’s poverty-stricken Jesse Cohen neighborhood, where police closed a street to passersby claiming that a suspicious object was found, reports Channel 10.
An IDF soldier with a bicycle, identified only as D, was trying to return home when he came across the officers who refused to let him pass.
After the soldier continued to request that he be let pass, the officers began to beat him and knocked him to the ground. He was brought in to the police station and put in a cell for “striking officers.”
The exchange was caught on a security camera; the shocking footage can be viewed below.
Israeli Police issued a statement in response to the incident, saying that the behavior of the officers does not reflect the values of the police force.
The main offending officer was suspended and an investigation has been launched.