46 IDF soldiers brought to the disciplinary court for false allegations of physical ailment. As reported by the press service of the IDF, the incident occurred on the basis of the tank troops «Shizafon» in the South of Israel.
The soldiers reported that they had contracted a skin infection which was revealed in dozens of soldiers on the base. According to reports in the media, it was about streptococcal impetigo, is easily transmitted from person to person.
Infection reported about 200 soldiers. At the military base was imposed quarantine to prevent further spread of infection.
The base was sent to military doctors and experts.
Press service of the IDF reported that during the investigation it became clear that dozens of soldiers really sick. However, dozens of their comrades, taking advantage of the situation, feigned illness to avoid participation in the exercises.
According to the army press service, the simulators are deprived of severance for a period of 14 to 28 days. Two soldiers redeployed from combat units in the rear.