soldiers from the Ramon base in the south were sentence by their commander for 25 days in military jail for alcohol consumption within base grounds last year.
The soldiers have recently come out with claims that during the incident for which they were punished, the commanding officer's daughter was with them, along with the daughters of other base officers. Had the young women not been with them, the soldiers asserted, their punishment would have been no harsher than detention.
Sources within the IDF
insist that alcohol consumption on base grounds is considered inappropriate conduct which systematically draws grave punishments due to concerns that soldiers might also be drunk while performing their combat duties.
According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit,
"The claims pertaining to the involvement of the officer's daughter… are irrelevant. The soldiers were given the option to be tried by another officer but they chose to face trial in front of the unit commander.
"Furthermore, no motion to dismiss or reexamine the disciplinary procedure was filed. If such motion is filed, it will be looked into by the relevant factors in the IDF."
- Receive Ynetnews updates
directly to your desktop