Soldier wounded in southern Israel

IDF soldier moderately wounded by bullet that was discharged during an exercise. The incident is being investigated.

Ido Ben Porat,

Wounded IDF soldiers evacuated (archive)
Wounded IDF soldiers evacuated (archive)
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

An IDF soldier was moderately wounded by a bullet that was discharged during an exercise in southern Israel on Monday evening.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated that the soldier was evacuated for medical treatment in a hospital. His family has been notified.

The circumstances of the incident are unclear and will be investigated.

In July, a soldier was lightly wounded when a bullet was accidentally fired at a base in central Israel.

Also in July, 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 to investigate the incident. The Military Police opened its own investigation into the incident.