Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in his Twitter commented on the appearance of the August 7, rumors of the death in the crash of air force helicopter of the IDF senior officers, up to the chief of staff.
«Spreading malicious rumors regarding the incidents in the security field, it is irresponsible, dangerous, and inhumane. I intend to take action against those who spread them» — wrote the Minister of defence.
The evening of 7 August on the base of military-air forces of Army of defence of Israel, «Ramon» in the Negev during the execution of a training flight crashed the Apache attack helicopter. The accident killed the pilot of the helicopter major stock David (Dudi) Zohar, 43 years old, from Haifa. The second pilot, the senior Lieutenant of military service, whose name is not reported, were injured.
The funeral of the deceased officer will be held on Monday, 8 August, 18:30, at the military cemetery in Haifa, reported the press service of the IDF. Media representatives, at the request of the family, will not be admitted to the funeral.
Between the crash and the publication of information about the incident, it took several hours. At this time in social networks and through instant messengers spread rumors about the accident.
תופעת הפצת שמועות זדוניות בעת ובעקבות אירועים ביטחוניים, היא מופקרת, מסוכנת וחסרת אנושיות. אפעל נחרץ בכלים חוקיים לטיפול נגד מי שמפיצים אותן
— אביגדור ליברמן (@AvigdorLiberman) 8 Aug 2017
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