Soldier Hurt in Accidental Shooting

Soldier in moderate condition following shooting in apparent accident in Golan.

Maayana Miskin,

Soldiers in training exercise (illustrative)
Soldiers in training exercise (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A soldier serving in the Golan region suffered a gunshot wound to the leg on Sunday. The soldier’s injury appears to have been caused by an accidental weapons discharge.

He was evacuated by helicopter to a hospital, where he is in moderate condition.

The IDF is investigating the circumstances.

Last week two soldiers suffered light-to-moderate wounds in an accident on Israel’s northern border. The two were hurt when explosives they were working with detonated before they were at a safe distance.

There have been two other accidental shootings in the IDF in recent months, as well. In one case a soldier was moderately wounded when he was hit by a bullet due to a commander’s mistake while cleaning a weapon.

In the other case, a soldier accidently shot himself in the leg, and suffered moderate injuries.