Baruch Kabrata (photo: official website, IDF spokesperson)
The soldier suspected of accidentally shooting his fellow soldier Baruch Kabrata, claimed that he tried to manipulate a safety malfunction in the weapon, and was not playing with it.
It also emerged from the investigation today (Tuesday) that the weapon belonged to another soldier.
As part of taking responsibility for the act, the soldier asked to remove the publication ban on his identifying information.
The soldier's defense attorneys on behalf of the military defense, Col. (res.) Oded Saburai and Major May Arbel, said that since the disaster, the soldier has been in a difficult mental state.
Despite this, he cooperates fully with the investigation of the Ministry of Defense, told in detail everything that happened and performed a reconstruction at the scene.
Rep. Col. Oded Saburai and Major May Arbel, the defense attorneys of the suspected soldier (Photo: Courtesy of those photographed)
The incident took place at the Anatot base near Jerusalem about two weeks ago, during which the 19-year-old Baruch Kabrata from Petach Tikva was killed by the bullet.
The shooter is suspected of reckless homicide and illegal use of a weapon.
A week ago, the suspect tried to harm himself during the interrogation against him, as was brought up in the hearing on the extension of his detention.
Lt. Col. Ram Kinan, the officer in charge of the investigation, claimed that the soldier received his full rights. "This is a tragic incident and the investigators' treatment was sensitive and respectful.
He met with Kban when he arrived at the correctional facility," Keenan said.
Keenan also added and noted that after the investigators told the suspected soldier about the death of his friend, the investigation was stopped.
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