The Take: Why Israeli military units could be sanctioned by the US

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was alerted in December of alleged human rights abuses by Israeli soldiers. What is being done about them?

Israeli soldiers of the Netzah Yehuda Haredi infantry battalion stand at attention during their swearing-in ceremony in Jerusalem May 26, 2013.
A swearing-in ceremony is held in Jerusalem for soldiers of Israel's Netzah Yehuda Battalion, an army unit expected to be hit with US sanctions over rights abuses in the occupied West Bank [Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Israeli military units could be sanctioned by the United States for the first time over allegations of human rights abuses. Those allegations made their way to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in December, according to a report from the US news outlet ProPublica, but they hadn’t been acted on until now.

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Source: Al Jazeera