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Commander suspected of threatening soldier for failing quiz

Military Police investigating complaint filed by combatant who claims officer held gun to his back after he answered question wrong in army quiz

Yoav Zitun
Published: 12.12.13, 15:56 / Israel News

Military Police are investigating a complaint filed by a combatant who claims his company commander threatened him with a gun after he failed a brigade quiz. The combatant withdrew the complaint at one point. Military Police summoned him and his commander for a polygraph test.

 

The quiz was held at an auditorium in northern Israel a month ago. According to the combatant, he provided the wrong answer to the final question at which point his commander began to verbally abuse him.

 

The commander, a captain, held a gun to his back and threatened to kill him in front of his fellow comrades, the soldier claims. According to the soldier, the commander stopped swearing only after the soldiers boarded the bus and returned to the base.

 

The commander denied the allegations. The soldier retracted the allegation after spending a night in custody but later went back to his original story.

 

He then hired the services of an attorney and underwent a polygraph test which he passed. The results of a second test have yet to be released. "He's in a very tough emotional state," the soldier's attorney said. "I have the testimony of at least one other soldier who witnessed the commander's threats."

 

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said: "The issue is under investigation. The results will be turned over to the military prosecution."

 

 

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