IDF Police Investigating Alleged Financial Crimes By Officers Involved In Haredi Recruitment
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The IDF’s Military Police has opened an investigation into IDF officers suspected of financial offenses involving the draft of haredim, Ha’aretz reported today.
The IDF reportedly confirmed the investigation is ongoing but declined to provide any details about its nature or scope.
IDF sources told Ha’aretz there is no connection between this new investigation and a previous investigation into the IDF’s Rabbinate for allegedly illegitimately being given municipal rabbi positions to increase their salaries. That earlier investigation was closed by the Military Advocate General without issuing criminal indictments.
But several officers, including the IDF’s head of information security and a rabbi in charge of integrating haredim into the IDF, were disciplined by the IDF for their roles in the scandal.