Two senior IDF officers disciplined after Lebanese man walked across the border

An IDF battalion commander was reprimanded, a deputy company commander relieved of his duties and four soldiers face were charged with breach of discipline after the Northern Command conducted in investigation to find out how a mentally ill Lebanese man was able to cross into Israel unnoticed. on April 27.

The man, identified as Ali Mari, crossed the border on April 27 near Moshav Margaliot and walked 10km to the Kiryat Shemone bus terminal. Shin Bet security officers arrested and questioned him before sending him back through UNIFIL Maj. Gen. Gen. Strick, head of the Northern Command, said lessons had been drawn from the incident and it will be relayed to the troops. Further investigations would take place to prevent its recurrence in the future.

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