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IDF Soldier Sentenced to 20 Days Imprisonment For Hitchhiking

An IDF  soldier is going to prison for hitchhiking: “There is a real danger of attempted kidnappings” officers say.

By Kochava Rozenbaum


A student in a yeshivat hesder program, which combines military service with Torah learning, was tried and sentenced to 20 days in prison after he asked for a ride contrary to IDF orders which prohibits hitchhiking.

Israeli hitchhiker waits for a ride in Samaria – Photo: Hillel Meir

It was reported on Wednesday that an IDF investigating officer determined the hesder soldier to have been caught hitchhiking. As a result, the offending soldier is spending 20 days of confinement in a Tel Hashomer base. Continue Reading »