IDF tank battalion commander suspended for 30 days over sexual harassment allegations

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

A tank battalion commander, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, has been suspended for 30 days by the chief of the IDF Northern Command over sexual harassment allegations.

The move by Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin to suspend the officer comes at the recommendation of the Military Advocate General, the IDF says.

Earlier today, Army Radio reported that the alleged incidents took place in 2022 and in 2023, before the war.

According to the report, the officer allegedly sexually harassed two subordinate female officers.

The officer was summoned by Gordin to present his response to the allegations, before being suspended.

The Military Police is continuing to investigate.

Meanwhile, the officer’s deputy, with the rank of major, will serve in his place.

The officer’s identity was not permitted for publication at this stage.

Most Popular