IDF Chief: Case of Hebron soldier will be probed

The case of the soldier who cocked his gun against a Palestinian in Hebron, and was massively cheered by comrades via Facebook, was addressed Thursday by Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz at a General Command meeting. Promising an investigation into the incident and its repercussions, Gantz said the army would examine how it was handled and draw the necessary lessons. He stressed: “It is important to say loud and clear that Facebook is not a tool of command. It is here and that is a fact, but on no account may [this medium] be allowed to take the place of regular interchange between officers and their men.

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