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IDF Officers Penalized After Deaths

June 4, 1992
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An Israeli army major and a lieutenant have been removed from their posts in connection with the deaths of two soldiers from heatstroke last week while they were taking part in a map-reading exercise in the southern Negev.

The two were faulted by a panel inquiring into the soldiers’ deaths, which found that the officers had failed to take into consideration the intense adverse climatic conditions prevailing in the hills outside Eilat the day of the exercise.

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