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IDF investigates off-duty arms regulations after deadly stabbing of sergeant last week

February 22, 2016 20:08

Nahal Brigade Commander Col. Amos Hacohen launched an investigation on Monday into why the military did not permit Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weismman, a 21-year-old off duty soldier who was stabbed to death by two Palestinian knife terrorists in a Sha'ar Binyamin supermarket on February 18, to take leave with his firearm.

Protocols on not allowing soldiers to leave base with their firearms during holidays, and the chain of events that led to Weismann's murder, will be examined by the investigation.

Two Palestinian teenagers went on a stabbing spree in the Rami Levy supermarket in Sha’ar Binyamin on Thursday, killing one shopper and wounding another.

An armed civilian heard shouts and rushed toward the location of the attack in the eastern Binyamin region industrial area. He shot and seriously wounded the two 14-year-old terrorists. One later died of his wounds.

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