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JERUSALEM, (AP) – The Israeli army says a military court has sentenced a soldier to five months imprisonment after he was photographed pointing a rifle at the head of a detained Palestinian.

The soldier was sentenced on Oct. 28 after being convicted of abusing a detainee and improperly using a weapon.

A military official said Monday the photos were found on the soldier’s cell phone during a drug investigation. Two other soldier were also indicted. Their cases are still pending.

The official did not give the soldiers’ names and spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

The sentence follows several cases of photos showing soldiers humiliating Palestinians made public by Israeli groups or by soldiers themselves on social media websites.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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