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IDF chief marks Hanukkah with female soldier allegedly filmed secretly by officer

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Military chief Aviv Kohavi on Tuesday voiced the IDF’s backing for female soldiers who were allegedly secretly filmed in intimate situations by an officer, vowing zero tolerance for sexual abuse in the army.

Kohavi attended a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony with one of the women at the training school for the Technology and Logistics Directorate, a day after the IDF dismissed Lt. Col. Dan Sharoni over the accusations. Sharoni was an officer at the base.

“It’s a miracle that we exposed this during Hanukkah,” Sgt. First Class Or Nehamia told Kohavi. “I want to wish that the candles I’m lighting right now will light the way forward of all the girls who were harmed.”

“We will get through everything and there will always be a light for all of us at the end of the tunnel,” she added.

Kohavi hailed Nehamia’s “correct and brave action” for coming forward with allegations against Sharoni, saying she was an example to others.

“I strengthen all the........

© The Times of Israel

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