IDF General to Resign on Charges of Hoarding Equipment

YERUSHALAYIM -

A senior IDF officer has been disciplined for alleged hoarding of a large quantity of military equipment in violation of army rules, according to media reports on Monday.

Brig. Gen. Mordechai Kahane, the military’s chief combat intelligence officer and head of the Border Defense Force, “took full responsibility” for the serious infraction which will lead to his resignation from the IDF.

Kahane met with IDF Chief Gadi Eisenkot on Monday to discuss the matter. Afterwards, the army released a statement saying that “during the conversation, the officer asked that the chief of staff allow him to end his position and move toward leaving the IDF — and the chief of staff accepted the request.”

Two weeks ago, Kahane was suspended on suspicion that he had been collecting military equipment, including weapons taken from terrorists, without authorization.

Eisenkot said that “the officer’s actions do not represent proper conduct expected from an IDF officer. However, to his credit, [Kahane] has a meaningful past in the military, in a number of command and combat positions over the course of nearly 30 years of service.”

The illicit material was kept in a storage locker on Kahane’s base.