Thursday, December 08, 2005

“Hatovim le'tayis, Hatovot la'tayasim"*

This is what I mean when I call Israel the Land of the boundless Chuzpah:
Pilot who peeped into women's showers says he did it to alleviate pullout pains
by Hanan Greenberg

A naughty pilot with a creative excuse: An Air Force pilot suspended from duty after he was caught peeping into the women's showers at his base told army officials he engaged in the dubious activity because he "needed to alleviate pains" caused by his participation in the Gaza disengagement.

The IDF is now mulling whether to remove the pilot from the army.

The officer, a first lieutenant and a Tzofit aircraft pilot by training, serves at an army base in the heart of Israel. He was recently caught peeping - on two separate occasions - into the women's showers while female soldiers were taking a shower.

(...) the pilot surprised army officials by claiming that the rough mental experiences he underwent during the pullout from Gaza left him with heavy emotional baggage, and that he needed psychological treatment in order to deal with his problems after the evacuation was completed.

The officer explained that peeking into the showers helped him to "alleviate the pains” of disengagement.
*The headline says in Hebrew: "The best guys should be pilots, the best girls should be with pilots," an expression invented by Israel's Macho ex-President and legendary fighter pilot Ezer Weizman.


Post a Comment

<< Home