Israel punishes troops filmed attacking hookah smokers

August 18, 2016 10:51 AM

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JERUSALEM – The Israeli military has sentenced a platoon sergeant to 10 days in jail and disciplined two other soldiers after video emerged of them shooting a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe in the northern West Bank.

In the video, captured by a security camera, an Israeli military jeep pulls up to the four Palestinians, stops briefly, then drives away as a soldier tosses a stun grenade and sends the Palestinians fleeing. Stun grenades are not lethal but produce bright light and loud noise.

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