The IDF is investigating Lt.-Colonel Nurit Laami, who is recorded saying “I hate all chareidim. I wish they would all die”. According to Channel 10 News correspondent Avishai Ben-Chaim, the recorded conversation took place as the officer was ordering tickets to travel abroad, speaking with a representative of the Sim Zol Company.
A chareidi representative of the company was speaking with the lt.-colonel. The conversation follows:
Tell me, are you chareidi?
Wait a moment, just a moment.
I break out from chareidim. Tell me you are chareidi? Thanks
What difference does it make what I am?
Because I hate chareidim and want them all to die.
Channel 10 reports the IDF Spokesman’s Office reports the officer is abroad on vacation and the matter will be investigation upon her return.
The response added that statements as the one aired are contrary to the spirit of the IDF and the matter will be investigated upon the officers return.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)