A soldier serving in Golani Brigade in Hebron dies after a fellow soldier accidentally fires his weapon, critically injuring him, during a routine patrol in Hebron.

An IDF officer in Hebron was killed Tuesday when a fellow soldier accidentally fired his rifle during a routine patrol in Hebron.

The officer was serving in Golani’s 12th battalion, which is in charge of the Hebron sector.

The scene of the accident (Photo: TPS)
The scene of the accident (Photo: TPS)


The soldier received emergency treatment at the scene having sustained critical wounds and was rushed to a nearby hospital by helicopter. He succumbed to his wounds an hour later.

A week and a half ago, a 19-year-old soldier on vacation was seriously injured in an apartment on Givat Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv. The initial investigation raises the suspicion that the man’s friend, also a 19-year-old soldier on vacation, unintentionally shot him.

In April, Amit Popovitch, 23, was killed in his home in the settlement of Kedumim in Samaria, when his friend accidentally fired his weapon, critically injuring him.

As reported by Ynetnews