Israeli officers have been reprimanded for an incident in which troops under their command stole a taxi and shot a Palestinian villager.
The company of six soldiers tied up the driver, Muhammad Issa Maharaza, and held him in the back seat, Ynetnews.com reported.
The reprimands to the commanders of the Kfir Brigade and Lavi Battalion were announced Friday.
"This is an event which contradicts the core values and norms according to which the IDF operates," Gadi Shammid, the head of Central Command said.
Officials said the group shot an 18-year-old man they spotted carrying a shovel. He suffered a near-fatal wound. They allegedly tried to cover up the incident, which occurred in the village of Dahariya, north of Mount Hebron in the West Bank.
The company commander is in custody and military police were investigating the incident.
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