Families of slain surveillance soldiers band together to campaign for commission of inquiry into Oct. 7 failures

File - The torched command center of the Nahal Oz IDF base, overrun by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023, during a visit by relatives of slain lookout soldiers on December 19, 2023. (Courtesy/Eyal Eshel)
File - The torched command center of the Nahal Oz IDF base, overrun by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023, during a visit by relatives of slain lookout soldiers on December 19, 2023. (Courtesy/Eyal Eshel)

Families of IDF surveillance soldiers killed on the Nahal Oz military base during the October 7 Hamas terror assault announce that they have established a joint forum to expose the military failures that led to their children’s deaths.

In a statement to the press, the forum, which has named itself “Their Voice – the surveillance soldier families forum,” pledges to fight for the establishment of a state commission of inquiry into October 7, insisting that those behind the failures that led to the largest terror attack in Israel’s history to be brought to justice.

Sixty-six soldiers were killed in the Nahal Oz base, of whom 15 were surveillance soldiers — a position held almost exclusively by women. Five surveillance soldiers are still held hostage by Hamas in Gaza.

The forum says it is demanding “that the neglect at the Nahal Oz outpost, which led to their deaths, be specifically investigated by the commission of inquiry that will be established,” and warns that the families “will not agree that resigning absolves those responsible.”

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