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        1/24/2012, Tevet 29, 5772

      IDF: No Troops Jailed for Arriving Late Sunday Morning


      Brigadier-General Ofer Wolf told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Tuesday, "From the information I have, we do not know any soldier who entered prison because of a delay due to the transportation system. The commanders were briefed not to punish soldiers who came later." Referring to the just-enacted ban on free train travel for soldiers between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, he explained, "There is a document that direct the activity to start three hours later [than normal]."

      Earlier, Chairwoman Miri Regev of the Subcommittee on Personnel and Reserves reported that a soldier had been taken into custody and other soldiers had been disciplined in other ways, demanding that the imprisoned soldier be released immediately.