Court Martial of Soldiers Photographed with Body
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

24 February 2002

Regarding the serious event, during which IDF soldiers photographed themselves with the body of an individual killed in the incident that occurred at the Baka Al-Sharkiah roadblock on Thursday (21 Feb), the IDF unequivocally condemns this type of behavior and emphasizes that IDF soldiers are expected to behave in an appropriate manner at all times.

After the incident was investigated, the three soldiers involved were court-martialed by their battalion commander: the unit commander was sentenced to seven days military detention, and the other two soldiers were sentenced to 30 and 35 days, respectively, without leave.