Reservists complain of inadequate equipment

Reservists on their way to operations in Lebanon were complaining that they were going without proper equipment, Israel Radio reported on Wednesday. According to some of the soldiers, security officers guarding border communities had been given better equipment than they had received. The reservists said that as soon as they were drafted, they received inadequate bulletproof vests from the days of the Lebanon war. They did not receive helmets, and only after a full day of clashes were the vests switched. They were not issued night-vision equipment, sniper rifles, or anti-tank weapons. Even their personal weapons were inadequate, the reservists complained.