Officer to be dismissed following infiltration from Lebanon

IDF Northern Command decides to dismiss a company commander following infiltration by a Lebanese citizen into Israel last week.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

IDF force on Lebanese border
IDF force on Lebanese border

The commander of the IDF Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick, has decided to write a critical command notice to the battalion commander and dismiss a deputy company commander, following the infiltration of a Lebanese citizen into Israel via the northern border.

The Lebanese citizen entered Israel last Thursday. He was captured in Kiryat Shmona and was transferred back to Lebanon a day later.

Following the penetration into Israeli territor, a military investigation was conducted, headed by the OC Central Command.

IDF officials say that the lessons of the incident will be brought to the attention of the forces and additional professional investigations will be carried out in order to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

As stated, as part of the conclusions of the incident, the battalion commander was given a critical command notice and the deputy company commander was removed from his post. In addition, four officers and soldiers will be disciplined.