Some IDF soldiers are in hot water for using their weapons as “noisemakers” during the reading of the Megillah on Purim. A video shown on Channel Ten last week got the attention of IDF commanders, who threw the book at the soldiers, members of an officers’ course – and sentenced them to 31 days in the brig.
The incident occurred last Sunday, as soldiers listened to the Megillah being read on their base. The video, filmed on a cellphone, shows the soldiers pulling the trigger, firing into the air in the direction of an empty field. Observing the goings-on were the soldiers’ commanders.
For IDF brass, the video was embarrassing – and judgment was quick to come. The commander was sentenced to 31 days in army jail for allowing the incident to go on, and two of the candidates were thrown out of the course. Other soldiers involved received lesser punishments.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.