Two Israeli troops are suspected of having stolen computers from the Gaza-bound aid flotilla which the navy raided on May 31 raid, Israeli media reported on Thursday. One soldier suspected of selling the computers was detained on Monday, together with three other troops who bought the stolen goods.
Military police also detained a second lieutenant suspected of stealing the computers from one of the ships, the Yediot Aharonot daily said. The officer had access to the ships after they were taken to the port of Ashdod following their interception in international waters.
Military police suspect that the officer took between four and six laptops off one of the ships.
According to AFP, an Israeli military spokesman confirmed that military police had opened an investigation, but added: "For now it has not been established that the theft was from one of the boats in the flotilla."