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2024-02-22T20:12:11.073Z

Highlights: Fighters are angry about the military attorney's fee: "Feels like a slap in the face" Chief of Staff: "The IDF is subject to the political level, but the decision on the investigation is an operational necessity" Soldiers and reservist officers sharply criticized the publication of the letter yesterday (Wednesday) by the chief military prosecutor, Major General Yifat Tomer-Yorushalmi. She warned against actions by IDF soldiers in the Gaza Strip, which "cross the criminal threshold"


The soldiers and reserve officers criticized the letter, which warned against wrongdoing by soldiers in fighting in the Strip: "It would have been correct to word it differently. If there were unusual cases, they would be dealt with severely." They also noted that they did not receive legal guidance during the fighting: "It's a kind of treason, to separate 'them' and 'us'"


Chief of Staff: "The IDF is subject to the political level, but the decision on the investigation is an operational necessity"/Niv Aharonson

Soldiers and reservist officers sharply criticized the publication of the letter yesterday (Wednesday) by the chief military prosecutor, Major General Yifat Tomer-Yorushalmi, in which she warned against actions by IDF soldiers in the Gaza Strip, which "cross the criminal threshold."



"We have left the territory, we are opening the The mobile devices, and what do we discover?

A charge of reprimand from the police. That's the feeling I had at that moment," said a reserve officer who has been in the reserves for more than three months.

"I read the letter. I would have chosen to write it completely differently. The IDF soldiers faced and are facing an extremely cruel enemy that has no red lines.

In this illogical and complex reality, it would have been correct to formulate this bill differently.

More precisely what and to whom she means.

The Chief of Staff and the generals should speak out on the issue and clarify their position regarding the entire army."



Reservists who read the publications on the letter said that they had never seen legal advisors in the Gaza Strip, nor had they attended special workshops or lectures on the law of war.

"What did I feel when I read the note? I felt a sense of dread.

Kind of 'them' and 'us'.

If there were unusual cases?

will be dealt with severely.

But let them not give a different feeling to all the fighters and commanders who left home and wanted to fight even without being called.

Then came commandments 8. This publication is a kind of slap in the face.

And why now?

What happened just now?

Were there other fees at the beginning of the war?

I did not see".

"If there were unusual cases? Let them be dealt with severely."

Fighters in the Gaza Strip/IDF Spokesman

In the letter published yesterday by the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office, she wrote: "We have also come across improper cases of conduct that deviates from IDF values ​​and orders.

In this, inappropriate statements are included, which encourage improper phenomena, operational unjustified use of force, including against detainees, looting, which includes the use or removal of private property for no operational purpose, and the destruction of civilian property in violation of orders.



" From the disciplinary field, and crossing over to the criminal threshold.

These actions and statements.

On the part of individuals who do not represent the whole, are opposed to the IDF being a professional, moral and state army and their place will not be recognized in the IDF.



" issued by the chief military attorney since the beginning of the war, how many lectures and workshops were held during the war in the Gaza Strip and to whom, were pamphlets distributed, how many prosecutors joined the commanders in the field.

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Major Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi/IDF spokesperson

The IDF spokesperson chose to answer in a general way: "The military attorney's office works together with the commanders to fulfill its mission - to help the IDF achieve its goals in accordance with the law. In the meantime, legal advice is given to IDF commanders on martial law issues and the operative legal advice system is activated.

The formation's officers are regularly integrated into the IDF's force deployment headquarters, participate in training and exercises, and provide training to commanders on an ongoing basis. Each year, through the School of Military Law and the Department of International Law, hundreds of training lectures are given to commanders, to dozens of different audiences, in all ranks, in diverse fields



"Furthermore, the instructions and orders of the army that regulate the use of force in accordance with the operational needs give expression to the provisions of Israeli law and international law

.

As of October 7th, the officers of the operational legal advice system were deployed regularly and in reserve in all the headquarters from the operation of the force, in the north and in the south, including in the maneuvering divisions, and they work in cooperation with the commanders in providing available and effective legal advice, for the benefit of realizing the goals of the war in accordance with the law."

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Source: walla

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