News Briefs

  12/24/2012, Tevet 11, 5773

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.