IDF Chief: We condemn all misfortunes if caused by disobedience

Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi commented Monday on his decision to demote five Paratroop Commanders over the death of a soldier in a training accident. He said that whenever orders are disobeyed and directives ignored, we must raise a red flag: “There will be cover-ups or shirking of responsibility,” Gen. Kochavi pledged. “We draw a line between mistakes and misfortunes. But we condemn mistakes arising from bad judgment and misfortunes caused by flouting orders.

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