IDF Officer Dismissed for Failing to Engage Terrorist During Deadly Attack

Police seen blocking the road after a bus explosion on April 18, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. An Israeli Police spokesperson confirmed the explosion was a terror attack, caused by bomb. At least 16 people were wounded, two of them seriously. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
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The Times of Israel reports: An IDF officer from the armored corps has been relieved of his command for failing to intervene in a terror attack in Jerusalem.

The officer, from the storied 401st armored brigade, was dismissed for behavior unbecoming of an officer, the army said Sunday.

The officer, who was not named, was at the scene of the October 9 shooting attack near Ammunition Hill, in which two people were killed, including a police officer.

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