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Israeli Army Probes Shooting of Detained Palestinian

The Israeli army says it will investigate an incident caught on video in which an Israeli soldier is shown firing a rubber bullet at a blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinian protester.

An Israeli human rights group, B'Tselem released the video Sunday.

The man, Ashraf Abu Rahman was slightly hurt in the shooting, which occurred July 7 in the West Bank village of Nilin. Israeli forces detained him during a Palestinian protest against Israel's construction of a security barrier in the area.

In the video, an Israeli soldier fires a rubber bullet at the ground near the protester's feet from a distance of about 1.5 meters.

The military says an Israeli medic treated the protester at the scene for an injured toe and released him.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Monday condemned the soldier's actions and said the military would hold those responsible to account.

But Barak said the incident is an exception and not indicative of the Israeli army as a whole.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told the French news agency that the Palestinian man did not file a complaint.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.