Five Israeli and Palestinian left-wing activists were injured yesterday (Friday) by soldiers in a demonstration in the southern Hebron hills.
Several other activists were detained and later released.
According to the army version, the demonstrators began blocking the entrance to the Abigail settlement, tried to attack the soldiers, threatened and cursed them, and even lay on the wheels of the military vehicles.
A video circulated on social media shows an officer pushing protesters hard from a dirt road.
An IDF spokesman said: "The officer's conduct as reflected in the video does not match expectations - the incident is being investigated and lessons will be learned accordingly."
SMGD Engineering in the southern Hebron Mountains does not conquer its passion in front of a peace activist, who accompanied bringing a water tanker to the locals together with @cforpeace1 activists and ended the incident with suspicion of a fracture in the eye socket and broken ribs.
"And will any mother know Hebrew"?
Shame on the army asked his commanders.
The occupation is corrupting and that's his ugly face. @Gantzbe @IDFSpokesperson pic.twitter.com/mZgtwaJNTK
- Yoav Groweiss يوآف غروفايس (@yoav_gro) September 17, 2021
A military source added that "an initial inspection shows that the officer made several attempts to evacuate the demonstrator from the traffic lane without using force."
The Fighters for Peace movement said: "Like any action of fighters for peace, it was non-violent. No activist in the demonstration was valid or rioted, as documented in the many photos and videos from the incident, and the army's response is a blatant lie."
"The army riot in the face of a non-violent action whose whole essence is the transfer of a water tracker to a Palestinian village is shameful," the movement claimed.
"The IDF's decision through a false response to try and whitewash the incident indicates a very serious systemic failure."
The "If You Will" movement said in response to a report: "Once again it turns out that the IDF Spokesman's agenda is completely detached from the worldview of the people of Israel and its fighters. Only a week ago, the chief of staff asked for support The research?
We believe in the fighters, there is no reason for far-left activists to harass and interfere with the fighters in the performance of their duties.
The IDF Spokesman must stop transmitting weakness and weakness to the fighters, and start backing them up.