A file picture taken on April 11, 2014, shows an Israeli soldier aiming his rifle at Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank village of Silwad, north of Ramallah. (AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX)
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The Israeli military has suspended the officer in charge during an incident in the West Bank that saw soldiers assault two AFP journalists, take their equipment and destroy it, the army said.Lerner said the move was an immediate step "pending further disciplinary measures" against the officer or other soldiers and that investigations were continuing.He added that the Israeli military considered it a "grave" incident. On Friday evening, the army told AFP that it had identified those involved and that disciplinary measures would be taken.
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