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Officer Dismissed for Shirking Duty in Hang Glider Attack

February 12, 1988
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An Israel Defense Force officer found guilty of dereliction of duty was dismissed from the army by a military court here Thursday.

It was the first disciplinary action taken by the IDF in connection with the attack on a military base near Kiryat Shmona in upper Galilee on the night of Nov. 25.

In the attack, a lone terrorist, who scaled the Israel-Lebanon border on a motorized hang glider, managed to infiltrate the base and kill six soldiers and wound seven before he was gunned down.

Capt. Ofer Ben-Eliezer, who was operations officer at the base at the time, also was demoted to the rank of second lieutenant and bound over in custody for six months.

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