While covering a protest in the West Bank on Friday, a pair of Agence France-Presse journalists were beaten by Israeli troops, the Associated Press reports. The “unprovoked attack” was caught on video. The Israeli military said Saturday the soldiers will face “disciplinary measures.”
The Foreign Press Association said that Israeli troops pointed weapons at an AFP photographer and cameraman, punching and throwing one of them to the ground and destroying their equipment. Part of the incident was filmed from afar.
According to the AP, the military said it had conducted a preliminary review of the incident and found that “forces operated in contradiction to procedures and in violation of standing orders” dictating how to deal with the press