Egyptian conscript's operation forces IOF to make changes on border
The Israeli occupation military decreases its border posts with Egypt by one and shortens its soldiers' shift from 12 to eight hours.
The Israeli Walla news website reported on Friday that Israeli occupation soldiers from the so-called "Bardelas Battalion" have refused to attend their 12-hour shift at the border with Egypt, following the Egyptian conscript Mohammad Salah Ibrahim's Al-Awja crossing operation that left three occupation soldiers killed last week.
According to the Israeli website, the occupation troops told their superiors that they were unwilling to endure such long shifts and chastised their battalion's leadership for forcing them to work these hours despite the bad weather, reporting that they felt worthless after being out in the field for so long.
Walla cited sources involved with the issue as saying that "a lengthy debate" took place between the occupation commanders and soldiers and was brought to the notice of the brigade commander.
The Israeli website indicated that it was eventually agreed to decrease the border posts with Egypt by one and shorten the soldiers' shift from 12 to eight hours.
In addition, Israeli media cited an Israeli occupation military spokesperson as saying that "following an assessment of the situation and the incident at the Egyptian border, it was decided to convert the single guard position to a two-person job during night hours."