Photo: Hagai Aharon
Israeli missile boat
Photo: Hagai Aharon

IDF source: Navy officials should be held accountable

Army chief handed intermediate report on Hizbullah strike against Israeli missile boat during war. Difficult findings concentrate on Navy command's complacence

A senior military official who read the intermediate report on the firing of an Iranian missile at an Israeli missile boat during the war in Lebanon, told Ynet that "measures will have to be taken against senior officers in the Navy." The report has been submitted to IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz, who asked that further information be gathered.


The difficult findings relate to the complacence among the Navy's high command, which failed to take into account possible threats to the vessels. According to the senior officer, "This was certainly an unpredictable incident… but these things should be taken into consideration during the war, or at least looked into thoroughly, and this didn't happen here."


When asked to explain why the missile boat's defense systems were turned off during the war, the Navy explained that it was unaware Hizbullah was in possession of C-802 missiles.


The official noted that in any event, the threat could have been thwarted only if the Navy had taken it into consideration, but added that the defense systems should have been activated regardless.


פרסום ראשון: 10.17.06, 00:59
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