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2 Israeli soldiers convicted in shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) - An Israeli military court has convicted a lieutenant colonel and one of his soldiers in the shooting of a bound and blindfolded Palestinian demonstrator.

The Palestinian had been detained in July 2008 at a violent protest against Israel's West Bank separation barrier.

Video taken by a local resident showed the soldier firing a rubber-coated bullet from close range at the feet of the Palestinian man, whose hands were tied behind his back.

His toe was bruised. The officer was convicted Thursday for ordering the soldier to shoot.

He resigned his command shortly after the incident. The two were convicted of unbecoming conduct, and the soldier was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon.

Sentencing information wasn't immediately available.

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