Uprising in 890th battalion

#1
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3460414,00.html

Paratroopers from the 890th battalion took off their weapons and placed them in a pile in front of their battalion commander's office in protest over a decision to send some of their brothers-in-arms to prison.

The conflict began when soldiers from the 'spearhead' and 'auxiliary' companies from the battalion began singing songs poking fun at each other during meals in the cafeteria. The teasing escalated into the exchange of barrages of tomatoes, then rocks and finally, a smoke grenade was thrown.
 
#2
KGB_resident said:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3460414,00.html

Paratroopers from the 890th battalion took off their weapons and placed them in a pile in front of their battalion commander's office in protest over a decision to send some of their brothers-in-arms to prison.
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Hence why the unit is called 'shmoneh maot tipshim' (play on words in Hebrew) which means 890 idiots!
 
#3
Arik said:
KGB_resident said:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3460414,00.html

Paratroopers from the 890th battalion took off their weapons and placed them in a pile in front of their battalion commander's office in protest over a decision to send some of their brothers-in-arms to prison.
.....
Hence why the unit is called 'shmoneh maot tipshim' (play on words in Hebrew) which means 890 idiots!
Notably the story has been presented by Yediot Ahronot (one my Israeli friend reads it as 'the last idiot').
 

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