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The IDF said that several officers will be punished in connection with a major theft of ammunition from one of the army bases in southern Israel.
about 30,000 rounds, mostly 5.56 mm. Eight Israeli Bedouin men were arrested for the robbery and some of the ammunition was seized, according to the Times of Israel.
The IDF is said to be completing its investigation. Commander of the Givati Brigade Colonel Eliad Maor was officially warned by the commander of the Southern Command, Major General Eliezer Toledano.
Meanwhile, the commander of the ammunition depot, an officer with the rank of major, was sentenced to five days in a strict regime colony. Base security chief, lieutenant, fired from his position. The commander of the security team at the time of the incident, another lieutenant, is to be jailed for 18 days. The commander of the security team when the break-in was later discovered, also a lieutenant, was sentenced to 35 days at the base.
Another soldier from the security team, Senior Sergeant, was sentenced to 28 days at his base in connection with the theft.
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