Soldier Wounded in Golan Accident

An IDF officer was moderately hurt when hit by an armored vehicle.

Maayana Miskin ,

APC (illustrative)
APC (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

An IDF officer was injured Wednesday in an accident involving an armored personnel carrier (APC). The officer suffered light to moderate injuries.

The accident took place in the Golan. The officer was evacuated to hospital via helicopter.

According to initial reports, the APC moved backward and hit the officer. A similar accident in the Golan last August killed soldier Yonatan Ben-Yishai, 20.

In that accident, a soldier was run over by a tank during a training exercise. Yonatan and other infantry soldiers were sleeping on the ground when the tank hit.

He suffered critical injuries and died three days later.