Israeli Army Appoints Col. Eisner to New Position
On Friday, May 4th, Israel’s channel 2 revealed that the Israeli occupation army appointed Lt. Col. Eisner, who attacked a Danish ISM activist in the face with his rifle at the end of the confrontation on April 14, as a deputy commander of the Tactical Training Center in Tze’elim.
In his new position, Eisner will be responsible for training battalions of infantry and armor in battlefield simulations.
A Hebrew-language newspaper reported that through a private conversation taped by a third party which was broadcast on Channel 10, Israeli officers and students from the military school supported Eisner.
Chief of Staff Benny Grantz, who issued a decision to remove Eisner from his post as deputy commander of the Jordan Valley Brigade following the incident in April, also supported Eisner and contradicted the decision he had taken earlier.
“The IDF is a large military force and there are many events in many places and people can make mistakes. We work hard at it, but this incident is not representative of the IDF, or of Lt. Col. Eisner,” said Grantz
Though the Israeli army has denounced the attack on the pro-Palestinians activists and Eisner’s removal was on “moral grounds”, Israeli officers described the incident as just “professional and command failures.”
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