Again: Soldier injured by stray bullet on base

IDF soldier accidentally shot in third incident in 2 months.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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A soldier was lightly injured when a bullet was accidentally fired at a base in central Israel Wednesday. The soldier was evacuated to the hospital.

The IDF Military Police opened an investigation into the incident.

Earlier this month, Lieutenant David Golovenchich, 22, was killed by an accidental firearm discharge during a training exercise at the Gilber checkpoint in Hevron.

The commander of the Central Command, Major General Roni Numa, appointed a committee of experts headed by Colonel Ronen Tamim, the head of the Idan division, to investigate the circumstances of the incident. The Military Police opened its own investigation into the incident.

About a month and a half ago, a 19-year-old soldier on leave was wounded by a bullet in Tel Aviv. A police investigation found that the soldier's friend, also a 19-year-old soldier on vacation, was playing with a weapon and accidentally fired a bullet.

In April, 23-year-old Amit Popovich from the Shomron town of Kedumim was killed when a bullet discharged while a weapon was being cleaned.