IDF to probe video of reservist threatening mutiny, says it may be criminal offense

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

The Israeli military says a video shared online showing a masked reservist threatening to defy orders if the government doesn’t pursue what he defines as “complete victory” over Hamas, may be a criminal offense.

“The behavior in the video is a serious violation of IDF orders and IDF values, and constitutes a suspicion of criminal offenses,” the military says in response to a query on the matter.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit says the Military Advocate General has ordered an immediate Military Police investigation into the clip.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi has also ordered commanders to immediately speak with their subordinates regarding the video, at all ranks, “given the severity of the incident.”

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