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  Kislev 6, 5780 , 04/12/19

MK Shmuli calls fact that IDF knowingly lied 'grave and unacceptable'

MK Itzik Shmuli of the "Democratic Union" responded to the report on Reshet Bet according to which the IDF forged data on the extent of haredi recruitment.

"The IDF is the people's army and the fact that it knowingly lied and deliberately falsified data in one of the most sensitive core issues facing Israeli society is grave and unacceptable. This is serious in the face of the fact that Knesset legislation was based on these figures in an effort to reduce inequality," Shmuli said.

"There is a great breach of trust here that could have far-reaching consequences - how can the commanders of their troops demand a truthful statement when IDF officials knowingly lie to the public and the Knesset? How can we rely on operational investigations or reports to the public or bereaved families? We urgently call for a discussion at the Knesset plenum and in the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and also expect the Chief of Staff to do so in person," the Knesset Member added.

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