Former chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces, Rabbi Avihai Ronsky, criticized, Friday, the use of social media by soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces, as seen in the demonstration of support for the soldier who pointed his gun at a provocateur in Hevron. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva, Rabbi Ronsky asked what would happen in the case of an officer who rubbed his subordinates the wrong way.
Ronsky said the phenomenon should be nipped in the bud because the IDF is built on discipline and must adhere to its hierarchy. Another factor is security, with exposed faces and uncensored pictures of bases and equipment. Stressing the potential for damage, he said the IDF has to regulate this activity.