ISRAELI GENERAL RETURNS AWARD IN PROTEST

  • Middle East Newsline
  • October 03, 2000
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- A reserve brigadier has returned a medal in protest ofwhat he said was the military's decision to allow an Israeli soldier tobleed to death in Nablus rather than evacuate him under Palestinian fire. Brig. Gen. Aharon Sabag, a reserve officer, said he was returning hismedal of honor awarded after a 1972 operation against the PLO leadership inBeirut. Sabag said his act was to protest the failure to rescue a soldierinjured and trapped in Joseph's Tomb in Nablus.
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