Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Five months for Israeli soldier who stole from Mavi Marmara

Israel's military court sentenced a soldier of the Israeli army to five months in military jail for stealing equipment from the Turkish aid ship Mavi Marmara, one of the ships of the Free Gaza Floitrilla which tried to sail to Gaza at the end of May. On board the Mavi Marmara nine people were killed by Israeli commandos.
The cadet, in training to be an officer, was sentenced within the framework of a plea bargain under the terms of which he confessed to having taken electronic equipment. In addition to the jail term, the soldier was fined NIS 700, demoted to the rank of private and removed from the officer training course.
Following the sentencing, the soldier expressed remorse and explained that he had made a mistake.According to the plea bargain, the officer took the items from the ship while it was docked at the Ashdod port in September.

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