Soldier killed: Sergeant Yuval Mena from Givatayim

Name of IDF combat soldier killed in overturned vehicle in Kissufim region released: Sergeant Yuval Mena, 20, paratrooper brigade fighter.

Mordechai Sones ,

Overturned jeep, archives
Overturned jeep, archives
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Sergeant Yuval Mena, 20, from Givatayim, is the IDF soldier who was killed when the military vehicle in which he was patrolling overturned in the Kissufim area of ​​the southern Gaza Strip.

Sergeant Mena was a fighter in the Paratroopers Brigade. Three of his comrades were wounded, two seriously and one lightly, and were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

The initial investigation revealed that a Hummer vehicle overturned for reasons that are still unclear. The commander of the force sitting in the front seat was killed, the driver and the two fighters in the back seat were wounded.

The commander of the Southern Command, Major General Eyal Zamir, appointed a team of experts headed by Colonel Avi Rahamim, commander of the Sagi Brigade, to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

In addition, Military Police is investigating the circumstances of the incident.

A notice was given to the families.