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Golani troops (Archive photo) Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office
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Golani troops abandon post near Gaza

Infantry soldiers sentenced to 7-28 days in military prison for abandoning IDF position in protest at poor service conditions

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 07.23.07, 08:07 / Israel News

Fifteen Golani Brigade soldiers were sentenced to seven to 28 days in a military prison for abandoning an IDF outpost near Gaza.


The soldiers abandoned the outpost in protest at what they said were the poor service conditions there, but returned a short while later.


The incident occurred on Sunday at around noon, when the infantry soldiers from Golani’s 51st Battalion abandoned their posts and marched a few hundred meters from the base; they returned only after discussing their grievances with the commanding officers.


Battalion commanders said they would look into the soldiers’ claims.


Last March dozens of Golani troops left the Tze’elim training base without authorization after claiming that their rights had been violated. Most of the soldiers were sentenced to prison terms of up to 56 days.


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