Israeli Ministers Defend Soldiers Filmed Cheering in Sniper Video

Education Minister Naftali Bennett came out Tuesday in defense of the Israeli soldiers seen in a video clip cheering after watching a sniper shoot a Palestinian approaching the border fence with the Gaza Strip. The IDF claims the video was filmed several months ago.

“Anyone who was ever on the battlefield knows that to sit in Tel Aviv or [television] studios and judge IDF soldiers according to their comments, when they are busy defending our borders, is not something serious,” said Bennett in an interview with Army Radio.

– Video shows motionless Palestinian being shot by sniper to sound of cheers