Netanyahu to IDF soldier assaulted by police: I was ‘shocked’ by brutality

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with Damas Pakedeh, the Israeli Ethiopian soldier who was assaulted by police officers last week which kicked off a violent protest in Tel Aviv Sunday evening.

Meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem Tuesday, Netanyahu greeted Pakedeh, expressed his shock by the video that captured his assault and commended him for his hard work and leadership.

"Hello Damas, how are you? I heard you were an excellent student, that you do volunteering on the weekend … that you work very hard," Netanyahu said.


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