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Military and Security Forces: April 9, 2013

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Three soldiers from the Shimshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade who were stationed at an IDF post in Hebron began to taunt and curse Palestinian residents. One of the soldiers even exposed his rear end to them.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 9th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Military and Security Forces: August ‎‏4‏‎, 2012‎

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A combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces’ Kfir Brigade was hospitalized after reportedly being beaten by other soldiers in his unit. Apparently, behind the violence is an argument over seniority, and tensions between “greener” soldiers and longer-serving ones.

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August 4th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Military and Security Forces: June 29, 2011

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A soldier of Shimshon battalion of the Kfir Brigade saw Jewish children in Hebron damaging a TIPH (Temporary International Presence in Hebron) car, but did not intervene.

(Hebrew)

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June 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Military and Security Forces: June 29, 2011

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A soldier of Shimshon battalion of the Kfir Brigade saw Jewish children in Hebron damaging a TIPH (Temporary International Presence in Hebron) car, but did not intervene.

(Hebrew)

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June 29th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 6, 2011

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A combat soldier of the Ultra Orthodox Nahal battalion of the Kfir infantry brigade was convicted by the Central Command court-martial, in charges of abuse of a detainee, illegal use of a weapon, and shameful conduct. The soldier was convicted using photos captured from his cellular phone, in which he was seen with a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee.

(hebrew)

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April 6th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Closed Society: 10 March, 2011

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A 17-years-old settler from an “Illegal Settlement” in the Binyamin region slapped a Kfir Brigade officer in the face, a military investigation says. The youngster beat the officer because the officer ordered a military medic to give medical treatment to a wounded Palestinian.

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March 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Military and Security Forces: 9 March, 2011

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Soldiers from the Kfir Brigade, brothers-in-arms to Shimon Weizman, of the illigal settlement “Gilad Ranch”, supported him after he was sentenced to military jail. Weizman was convicted for deserting from the service, following the demolition of his unautherized home. Two more soldiers in basic trainning, were asked if they were loyal to their commanders or to their Rabby; after replying that they preferred to by loyal to their Rabby, they were expeled from the Company. Other soldiers in the same Platoon said that they will not support the policy of the regiment commander, and warned that they may start a rebellion.

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March 9th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 1st, 2011

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The military judge advocate, Major General Avihai Mendelblitt, decided to close the investigation against former Kfir brigade commander, Colonel Itay Virov. Colonel Virov was suspected of instructing his soldiers to use force against detained Palestinians. In court testimony, defending one of his soldiers, Virov said that “a slap to the face, sometimes a blow to the back of the head and sometimes kneeing for the purposes of calming down [a prisoner] is reasonable. We’ll burst into a thousand houses to get a single AK-47. Is there a table saying what is allowed and what is forbidden? No, and it’s impossible to have one.” “Studying Virov’s testimony, it does not seem that his intention was to permit violence for violence’s sake, but to refer to cases in which the use of violence is necessary, given the mission”, wrote Mendelblitt. (Hebrew)

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January 1st, 2011 at 6:19 am