Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Military and Security Forces: 3 November, 2010

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Major General Gershon Ha’cohen gave character testimony for Lt. Colonel Omri Burberg, who was convicted, along with Corporal Leonardo Chorea, of shooting a bound Palestinian man in Na’alin (Hebrew). According to Major General Ha’cohen, Burberg “is on of the best people, one whose judgment can be relied upon. The event he was involved in did not constitute a failure of values but rather, an operational accident. The fact that his position as battalion commander was terminated is a sufficiently harsh punishment.” Brigadier General Avi Ashkenazi, commander of the Land-based Training in Ze’elim and Burberg’s direct commander also testified for Burberg and said that “Omri was heavily punished. There is no greater punishment than taking away your battalion, this is the most focal position in the army.”

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November 3rd, 2010 at 4:23 pm