This morning the Israeli daily newspaper published photos of soldiers playing with guns. The IDF sees the habit of playing with weapons very severely. As a result of this the commander of the battalion sentenced a paratroop combat soldier to 28 days in prison.
The soldier was also removed from the company.
His friend who stood by him and did not stop him was sentenced to 14 days in prison.
In addition, an investigation of the Paratroopers brigade concluded that the soldiers in one of the photos (in which they are aiming M-16 guns) were taken during an exercise and they were not playing with their guns.