The decision to investigate incidents that occurred during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza last summer has caused an uproar in the IDF. Yet this is how Israel aims to reduce international pressure and thwart legal measures against IDF officers abroad.
The storm over the Givati Brigade – relating to allegations of sexual harassment and other offenses in the brigade’s Tzabar Battalion – that occupied the Israel Defense Forces for much of the second half of December, gave way this week to another controversy, one that appears to be more connected to principle.
The more officers summoned to Military Police bases around the country for questioning, concerning incidents that took place during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza last summer, the more intense the dispute becomes in the IDF. The General Staff and the field commanders are in an uproar over the 13 investigations that have been…
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