This resource has been reporting for a few weeks now on the unfortunate case of Arab prisoner abuse at the hands of five troops from the ultra-orthodox Netzah Yehuda battalion, including the commanding officer. There seem to have been failures at the higher levels that allowed tired and emotionally charged soldiers who have just completed a dangerous mission to capture the people who assisted the terrorist who murdered their comrade to transport the bound and blindfolded prisoners, rather than handing them over to another unit for transportation.
Disturbing Newly Released Testimonials By Arabs Beaten Up By Israeli Troops Point To A Leadership Failure In The IDF
Nevertheless, the first troops to suffer the consequences were two regular soldiers who plead guilty to aggravated abuse and each received a six and a half month prison term and a demotion to the rank of private. This essentially terminates their service in the IDF, though their prison terms will be served in a military prison.