Troops following Nahal Oz attack
Photo: Tsafrir Abayov

Nahal Oz attack: Commander slams troops' conduct

Gaza Division commander's inquiry uncovers flaws in army's response to terror attack

Gaza Division commander Moshe Tamir ordered an inquiry into the Nahal Oz terror attack that found failures in the conduct of troops deployed in Gaza's northern sector.


The inquiry uncovered, among other things, flaws in securing the area where the fuel terminal targeted in the attack is located. Additional flaws were discovered in the army's initial response to the incident and in the pursuit for the terrorists following the attack.


Tamir reportedly reprimanded the commanders involved in the incident, and further steps may be taken against them following another inquiry into the attack slated to be held next week by Southern Command Chief Yoav Galant.


'Private security guards effective'

Meanwhile, army officials slammed the Dor Alon company, which runs the Nahal Oz fuel terminal, for claiming that the IDF was responsible for securing the site. Military officials noted that in all other terminals managed by private companies, the companies are responsible for security.


"In the past it has been proven that the security guards employed by private companies are effective and able to provide a response," one IDF official said.


The army also decided that the fuel terminal will only be reopened if it is also secured by the company, in addition to the IDF's deployment in the area.


פרסום ראשון: 04.12.08, 16:32
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