Israeli Soldiers Accused of Mistreating Bodies

The Israeli Army has launched an inquiry into allegations that soldiers
posed and photographed the bodies of several Palestinians killed in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Ynet, the website of Israel's largest-circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth,
reported four separate incidents in which unidentified soldiers accused
comrades of treating Palestinian corpses disrespectfully.

"On the surface, it appears we are speaking of serious actions the Israeli
Army strongly condemns," the military said in a statement.

It said that such behaviour would be in violation of its code of conduct.

The alleged incidents appear to have occurred in the course of a
Palestinian uprising that began four years ago and has been marked by
Palestinian suicide bombings and an Israeli Army crackdown in the West Bank
and Gaza


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