Senior IDF intelligence officer resigns over illicit relationship with subordinate

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

The intelligence officer of the IDF Southern Command will immediately quit his role for having an illicit, but consensual, relationship with a subordinate officer.

The relationship began after the outbreak of war in the Gaza Strip, and ended a short while later.

The officer, who holds the rank of colonel, told his superiors that he took responsibility for his actions and wished to resign.

He will be replaced in the coming days.

The IDF says in response to the incident: “The officer will end his position immediately after he behaved in a manner that is not in accordance with the norms of commanders and the values ​​of the IDF.”

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