Thousands of bullets stolen from an Israeli military base
An investigation into the theft is underway.
Israeli media reported on Friday that tens of thousands of live bullets were stolen for the "Be'er Sheva" [Bir al-Saba] Airfield military base, south of the occupied territories.
The rounds were stolen from Givati Brigade headquarters' bunkers, according to the reports, and included 20,790 5.56 mm bullets, 690 7.62 mm bullets from an FN MAG-type machine gun, and 8,740 5.56 mm bullets from a Negev type machine gun.
Military police are probing the incident, and as soon as findings are made, they will be sent to the military prosecutor's office for inspection.
Major General Eliezer Toledano, the Head of the IOF's Southern Command, assigned Colonel Elad Tzuri, the commander of the Harel Brigade, to investigate the theft.
The IOF said in a statement that it will "continue to work to reduce the phenomenon of ammunition and weapon thefts from the military camps through dedicated action plans and the allocation of resources to improve the defence infrastructure."