By Anshel Pfeffer, October 28, 2010
Two cases of misconduct, one still only alleged, by IDF soldiers who fought in Operation Cast Lead are causing widespread debate and furor in the Israeli army and public.
On Monday, the two former soldiers appeared for their preliminary hearing before sentencing. The two were convicted earlier this month of exceeding their authority, among other charges, for forcing a Palestinian child to open bags that were suspected of being booby-trapped.
Despite the conviction, the two were accompanied by over a hundred friends and former comrades who claimed they were being scapegoated.