JERUSALEM – A Palestinian freelance photographer said he was beaten by Israeli troops Tuesday as he took pictures of a soldier striking a man allegedly violating a military curfew.

The military said it would investigate the photographer’s complaint. ”On the face of it, the charges are very serious and if they prove to be true we will not hesitate to take action against those involved. This does not
represent the army or orders given to soldiers,” a military official in the Israeli army spokesman’s office said.

The photographer, Majdi Mohammed, who works on occasional assignment for The Associated Press, said the incident took place Tuesday near the West Bank city of Nablus and that troops also destroyed some of his equipment.

Mohammed said he was wearing a vest on which the word ”press” was clearly written in English and Hebrew…


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