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Military and Security Forces: April 29, 2013

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A sergeant in an IDF armor regiment forced soldiers in basic training to crawl, in the middle of the night, through a field  in which they had defecated. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Military and Security Forces: January 14, 2013

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Border Guard officers were arrested on suspicion that they assaulted two newly graduated fellow officers as part of a hazing ceremony. They are accused of punching, kicking and pepper spraying the graduates. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 14th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 22, 2012

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Combat troops from the IDF’s Givati Brigade claim that veteran soldiers from their unit hit the younger soldiers with boxing gloves, as part of a unit ritual conducted with the knowledge and approval of the unit’s officers.  A similar case of abuse within the same battalion was revealed two weeks ago. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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March 22nd, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 16, 2012

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Two soldiers from Givati brigade’s Tzabar battalion were arrested on suspicion of abusing their rookie comrades.  They join five other soldiers who have already been arrested for their alleged involvement in the affair.  The accused are suspected of physically and verbally abusing their comrades. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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March 16th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Military and Security Forces: 29 August 2010

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Supreme Court Justices denied the appeal of the parents of Ehud Shneior, whose Duvdevan Unit commanders had caused his death by hazing. However, the justices sharply criticized the conduct of the officers. They said that “the circumstances of Shneior’s death require every commander in the Israeli army, from the lowest to the highest ranks, to know the story of the deceased and know how he must act – or more appropriately, how not to act as a commander, and as the person responsible for his soldiers, providing them with a role model that reflects the values of the Israeli army, while preserving human life and the human dignity of each person.”

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August 29th, 2010 at 10:32 pm