The Gaza Division Commander, General Yair Nave, Northern Brigade Commander, Col. Hamada Ganem, and the Commander of the Golani Bridage, Col. Shmoel Zachai, conducted an inquiry of the circumstances surrounding the theft of a machinegun off an IDF half-tank, yesterday at Netzarim.

The Inquiry finds that the platoon commander in charge of the armored vehicle operated in contrary to standing orders and the order of the regional commander, and in complete violation of IDF codes of conduct. The platoon commander has been suspended and the company commander will be tried.