Officers suspended on suspicion they vandalized cars, 2009

October 2009

On 12 and 13 October, B'Tselem documented eight vehicles owned by Palestinians that had been vandalized, apparently by soldiers, near Jenbah in the southern Hebron hills. The vehicles, which were used to transport Palestinian laborers wanting to enter Israel without permits, were abandoned when military vehicles chased them. Following urgent demands made by B'Tselem to the Judge Advocate General's Office and to the Military Police Investigation Unit, the MPIU opened an investigation into the matter and the IDF Spokesperson's Office announced that two officers commanding soldiers in the area had been suspended pending investigation