Israelis to prosecute soldiers who fired at bishop's car
The Israeli army has said it will prosecute soldiers who fired toward the car of a senior Catholic bishop at a roadblock in the West Bank.
On Tuesday last week, two soldiers fired warning shots toward the car of Bishop Boulos Marcuzzi, the second-ranking Catholic prelate in the Holy Land, as the vehicle passed through an army checkpoint. The bishop was on his way to visit a sick priest in the Palestinian village of Zababde in the West Bank. The bishop's car had diplomatic license plates and was flying the Vatican flag.
The army spokesman said on Monday that the soldiers "reacted in the wrong way'' and would be prosecuted.