And if the smugglers had passed/sold that information onto terrorists?
I am just surprised how light the sentences were for such a betrayal of military operating info which was much more than just a one-off failing.
Get Real ,
2. "IDF scouters, most of whom were non-commissioned officers"
Bedouins, in other words. Very useful to the IDF and many of them undoubtedly loyal soldiers, but this sort of event is not surprising to anyone who has been in the army.
3. Why such light sentences?!?
A Jerusalemite ,
4. seems very light... but who knows what the full story is?
5. Narcotics destroy lives but give traitors a break? SICK!
Bunnie Meyer ,
Los Angeles, CA USA
6. Why such light sentences for these
dangerous traitors. They should be locked up for at least ten years,
7. its treason and there is only one punishment
bring back hanging
8. This Is Why We Never Trusted Our Bedouin Tracker
Always nice guys. Always come across as professional when patrolling. Make amazing herbal tea from the herbs we find in the desert. Never to be trusted.
Yishai Kohen ,
9. Kamm & Vanunu are innocent compared to these men
Anat Kamm & Vanunu did when they did because they were idealists or in Vanunu's case fed up with his job.
Both ot them GAVE their stories to the press free of charge.
These men SOLD classified information to smugglers who have used it for terror purpose, that should be considered treachery.
15 months and one year sentences for a crime as serious as this is a crime in itself.
There were other soldiers who were also convicted in it including a Sergeant Major career soldier and he wasn't even kicked out the army just demoted.
If this had been the US all the men involved would be facing life sentences maybe even death because the information they gave directly compromised state security.
If they were arabs they would be dragged through the streets tied to a motorbike