Enough guns were stolen from an IDF base to equip a terrorist squadron, and the Israeli military has launched an investigation, according to media reports on Sunday.
About 30 guns went missing apparently overnight from a warehouse on a base in the south where the Givati combat brigade is currently located.
Investigators will seek to determine, among other things, whether soldiers serving on the base collaborated in the theft. As there were no signs of a break-in at the storage area, the authorities suspect that soldiers may have been involved, according to Walla news.
The incident comes just a week after a new policy was announced permitting soldiers to shoot at the legs of thieves attempting to steal weapons from IDF bases and training grounds. Until now, soldiers were forbidden from firing at thieves even if caught in the act.
The head of the Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir, appointed Col. Itai Brinn to lead the investigation for the army, and the IDF Military Police launched a separate probe.