Searching tunnels they found...

#1
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3291942,00.html

Armored vehicle returning from operation to locate weapons smuggling tunnels in Gaza carries in it refrigerator, number of chairs, mats
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Odelia Amos, the attorney for the two Signal Corps soldiers, said they had acted in good faith and had no intention of stealing.
I believe that this case is a very rare example of this sort.

http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/6163.htm

Three IDF soldiers who were securing the West Bank settlement of Ganim are suspected of breaking into settler homes and stealing their possessions.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3132537,00.html

Three soldiers and a civilian were detained early Wednesday on suspicion of stealing equipment from a home in the evacuated Gush Katif settlement of Atzmona.
All of them are of course exceptional incidents.

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Governmen...gate+Looting+in+the+Wes.htm?DisplayMode=print

In the framework of Operation Defensive Shield, the Military Police has taken steps to deal with exceptional incidents which affect the maintenance of the integrity and the "purity of arms" of the Israel Defense Forces.
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a number of soldiers were arrested recently on suspicion of breaking into the vehicles of other soldiers
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Three soldiers are being held for questioning relating to the theft of money from the wallet of a Palestinian detainee. The soldiers admitted committing the theft. Another soldier was arrested on suspicion of looting, and the Central Military Court today charged a soldier for, inter alia, looting computer equipment and cellular phones.
 
#2
Given the number of troops involved there is always a chance that some will be crooked. What is relevant is that the MPs are taking action against them. No idea of whatever you can get on your horse is yours, unlike some armies I could think of.

Sorry Sergei cheap shot I know.
 
#3
"Operation Defensive Shield"

Hm, This sounds familiar but I can't put my finger on where I may have heard a similar name.
 
#4
mushroom said:
Given the number of troops involved there is always a chance that some will be crooked. What is relevant is that the MPs are taking action against them. No idea of whatever you can get on your horse is yours, unlike some armies I could think of.

Sorry Sergei cheap shot I know.
Mushroom!

Given the number of British troops involved in Iraq and Afghanistan there is always a chance that some will be crooked. However there are no such cases (at least I'm unaware).

So we can make a conclusion that IDF stays too far from the best standerts of a Western army.

Moreover in the case with the IDF we can even use a word 'widespead'

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=157479

IDF admits `ugly vandalism' against Palestinian property
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"It was not an order from above," said a senior source, "but that's how it was understood in the field. The infantry, both the conscripts and the reservists who accompanied the intelligence teams, understood that they were allowed - or indeed expected - to destroy the property in the offices."

"The result," the source continued, "was damage running into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Soldiers smashed computer monitors and destroyed keyboards. There were places in which bank branches were destroyed and automatic tellers were raided. In some cases, theft accompanied the vandalism. It was significant damage, widespread and totally illogical."
Investigations? And what is the result of the 'investigations'? About zero I suspect.
 
#5
Sergey
One of my more amusing duties in Bosnia was recording in the divisional diary instances of Ukrainian and Russian soldiers stealing from the locals. A Ukrainian officer was asked by the US Div commander - "why do they steal from people who have so little?" His reply was "They probably have even less themselves."

Hello Pot, this is Tea-kettle, verify colour setting over...Tea-kettle this is Pot, black out!
 
#6
Cuddles said:
Sergey
One of my more amusing duties in Bosnia was recording in the divisional diary instances of Ukrainian and Russian soldiers stealing from the locals. A Ukrainian officer was asked by the US Div commander - "why do they steal from people who have so little?" His reply was "They probably have even less themselves."

Hello Pot, this is Tea-kettle, verify colour setting over...Tea-kettle this is Pot, black out!
Cuddles! I have a very good imagination myself.

I don't say that it was impossible. But let's compare. I point an article in the respectable Israeli newspaper where we can read that the IDF irself recognises something.

You present something that looks as a fairy-tale. If true then it would be in newspapers. No doubt that local would complain.

I challenge you. Would you be able to find out your story in the reliable news-source?
 
#7
Where there not tales of Rhoosin troops during WW II removing Water taps to take home in the belief they would work their majic in the wastelands ?
john
 

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