One of the abused soldiers

Armored Corps abuse case: Company commander dismissed

GOC Northern Command chief orders dismissal of captain involved in abuse of corps' inductees as part of hazing ceremony; 36th Armored Division chief orders permanent notations be placed in current, former battalion commanders' service records

The Israeli Defense Force is taking a hard stand against abuse in its ranks: While the criminal proceedings again those implicated in the Armored Corps abuse case are ongoing, disciplinary action has already been taken against some of the officers involved.


Brigadier-General Eyal Zamir, commander of the 36th Armored Division, which the 74th Battalion is part of, has ordered a permanent notation be placed in the service record of both the current battalion commander and the previous one, for their part in the abuse.

The hazing ceremony  


Northern Command Chief Major-General Gadi Eisenkot also ordered to dismiss the company commander – a captain – who was also sentenced to 30 days in the brig.


Earlier this week, the GOC Northern Command Court remanded the officers suspected of abusing their subordinates as part of a hazing ceremony to an additional eight days.


The hazing ceremony


Military Court President Colonel Erez Port further ordered the Military Police to expand its investigation of the case to include higher ranking officers within the 74th Battalion,


Port order followed information suggesting that so far, no officer ranking higher than second lieutenant was questioned in the case.


The IDF Spokesman's Unit said that the inquest report, conducted by deputy brigade commander, was presented to all brigade commanders in the Armored Corps, as well as to commanders in various other units, in an effort to avert any reoccurrences.  


פרסום ראשון: 07.30.09, 16:58
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