IDF Ombudsman raises faults in damning report

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brick briefed reporters on Monday, June 25, on his 10th annual report as IDF ombudsman, offering disturbing comments. The flight of career soldiers and shortening of compulsory service in the face of proliferating tasks place a heavy burden on serving personnel, at the expense of “performance, discipline and motivation,” he said. He expressed concern about the declining quality of medical treatment for soldiers and criticized at length the prevalence of smartphone and WhatsAp use in combat units. They were dangerous, Gen. Brick asserted, because they could betray IDF military movements to the enemy, but also because this form of communication was detrimental to discipline and the quality of communications between IDF commanders and their troops. More than 7,000 written complaints were filed with the ombudsman in 2017 and another 20,300 at the commission’s call center. Up to 59 percent were found justified, and of this number 91 percent were resolved inside three months.

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3 thoughts on “IDF Ombudsman raises faults in damning report

  • Jun 26, 2018 @ 12:16 at 12:16
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    Our ayatollah urges all IDF soldiers to keep their smartphones on all the time, better yet on video capture and attached to the helmet. If the battery goes low, stop right away of what you were doing and charge it back to full 100% before anything else. This is especially important for the pilots.

    May Allah bless the Israelis smartphones with 5 bars all the time every time!

    – – – – – this was an advertisement paid by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – – – – –

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    • Jun 26, 2018 @ 13:07 at 13:07
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      At least the people in Israel are allowed smartphones – in Iran they are limited because of financial woes due to the fact that the Mullahs favor Terrorstinians over own people. The fascists engage in foreign invasions and support terrorism and are obsessed with annihilating Jews and other Muslims. A country based on the anti-Semitic verses of their holy books will lead to their own destruction – the Ayatollah will be toppled by his own people and suffer the Ghaddafi enema.

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  • Jun 26, 2018 @ 13:21 at 13:21
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    I am not Israeli and know little about military preparedness but I do know that rogue military officials and former soldiers at higher levels are getting way too political and going around pretending that they have solutions for the Terrortinian situation. They and often speak out against their own country and suggest Israel lower its guard and defenses and allow the Terrorstinians to terrorize with impunity and immunity. They are being infected by foreign and home-grown NGOs and activists who want to destroy Israel. These rogues (also many from outside the military) go around the world on speaking tours whipping up doubt about Israel. They are almost as much concern and often part of the BDS hate movement.

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