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    JPost - Fri, Sep 3, 2010 24 Elul, 5770 The Jerusalem Post Israeli soldier charged with looting Turkish ship By AP AND YAAKOV KATZ 09/03/2010 14:52
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      JPost - Fri, Sep 3, 2010 24 Elul, 5770
      The Jerusalem Post
      Israeli soldier charged with looting Turkish ship
      By AP AND YAAKOV KATZ
      09/03/2010 14:52

      http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Entertainment/Article.aspx?id=186991


      Soldier allegedly stole laptop computers from the "Mavi Marmara," and
      sold them to other soldiers.


      The Israeli military says a soldier has been charged with looting the
      lead ship in a Gaza blockade-busting flotilla stopped by Israeli naval
      commandos in a bloody raid at the end of May.

      The military said in a statement that the soldier is accused of stealing
      equipment from the Mavi Marmara ship after it was towed to an Israeli
      port. The statement late Thursday said the soldier's actions "directly
      contradict the Israeli military's moral standards."

      The soldier was arrested by Military Police in August, along with a
      number of other soldiers and an officer for stealing laptop computers
      from the Mavi Marmara.

      The officer, who holds the rank of first lieutenant, allegedly stole
      between four and six computers aboard the ships that were stopped by the
      Israeli Navy on May 31 as they tried breaking the Israeli-imposed sea
      blockade on the Gaza Strip.

      The officer then allegedly sold the computers to another soldier who
      sold them to friends of his. The story was first revealed on Ynet.

      News of the investigation was a cause of great embarrassment for the IDF
      which has worked hard in recent months to stave off criticism of the
      Navy command raid which resulted in nine dead Turkish nationals and a
      slew of domestic and international investigations.
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