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IDF imprisons soldiers for taking part in online calls for 'revenge'

July 3, 2014 18:28

Army says that the soldiers involved were put in army prison for acting "in violation of military orders."

Sign that reads: "The nation demands revenge"

Sign that reads: "The nation demands revenge". (photo credit:FACEBOOK)

The IDF sent four soldiers to jail on Thursday for taking part in a Facebook campaign calling for “revenge” for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers by Palestinian terrorists last month.

The soldiers will be behind bars for several days, the army said, as they acted “in violation of military orders. This is a severe incident, that does not in any way match expectations of IDF soldiers.”

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All officers have been instructed to act firmly against soldiers found taking part in social media “revenge campaigns.”

On Wednesday, the IDF Spokesman issued a rebuke of soldiers who published photographs of themselves with signs calling for vengeance against Arabs.
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