Investigation: Hermon grenade accident was the result of misconduct involving weapons

According to the investigation of the incident that took place two months and a half ago and led to the death of 2 IDF soldiers, the fatal accident was the result of misconduct involving weapons.
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Two months and a half after two IDF soldiers were killed when a grenade exploded at a military post on Mount Hermon, IDF Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot received the investigative report on the circumstances that led to the incident.

According to the report, the fatal accident was the result of misconduct involving weapons, as the soldiers on guard duty did not hand over the grenade to the soldiers that replaced them and it was left at the post during the night. The regiment commander and the platoon commander at the post were reprimanded and the company commander, who finished his military service, will not be allowed to serve in a commanding role in reserve duty.

The two IDF soldiers who were killed in the incident are Staff Sgt. Hussam Tafesh (24), a driver in the IDF’s Hermon Brigade from Beit Jann and Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow (20), a combat soldier from the IDF’s Assaf Battalion who moved to Israel from the US as a lone soldier.


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