Following an IDF investigation of two Navy sailors who were suspected of having sexual relations with prostitutes during a military exercise, four soldiers admitted Sunday to inappropriate conduct.
The soldiers, along with their commander, will be tried Monday. The commander, a lieutenant colonel, has received a disciplinary rebuke.
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Navy officials stated that the incident does not comply with the IDF's values and regulation, and that "the severe punishment handed down to the commander proves that."
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit told Ynet that "in light of the severity of the incident in Greece, an extensive inquiry was conducted on Sunday. Following the inquiry, it was decided to reprimand the commander of the ship and try the four soldiers who acted against orders. The IDF condemns such behavior."
The two combat soldiers suspected of involvement in the case were taking part in a military drill with Greek Navy warships in the Mediterranean Sea, which lasted several weeks and included live ammunition and maneuvering exercises.
According to testimonies, while staying at the port city of Piraeus, the two soldiers, who serve onboard a missile boat, visited a local brothel and paid for sexual services.
When they met up with their comrades, the soldiers bragged about their visit, and were overheard by one of the commanders after another soldier praised them for their act.
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