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  Tevet 11, 5773 , 24/12/12

Officer Negligence Ruled in 2007 IDF Training Death

Reserves Colonel Shlomi Cohen and Reserves Lieutenant Colonel Asaf Rafeld were found guilty of negligence and not negligent homicide, Monday, by a special military court that was convened in the 2007 death of Reserves Sergeant Asaf Waxman, who was crushed by an armored personnel carrier (APC) Waxman was driving during a training exercise in the Golan Heights in November of 2007. The judges acquitted company commander, Major Dudi Kellner of negligent homicide.

A few months ago, Reserves First Sergeant Yiftach Niv, the commander of the APC, was sentenced to two months community service in connection with the accident.

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