IDF Soldier Lightly Injured in Training Mishap

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo
IDF soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel’s border with Syria, in 2014. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo)

An IDF soldier was lightly injured Thursday morning in a training accident at a base on the Golan Heights. The injury was due to a bullet that was fired in error. The soldier was treated on-site in an IDF ambulance, and was transported to a Galilee hospital for further examination.

Police have opened an investigation into the shooting death of an individual who pulled a gun on police in south Tel Aviv. Police opened fire on him and killed him. Police said that the background to the incident was criminal, not terrorist.

The individual was shot by Yassam special forces who were involved in rounding up and arresting members of criminal gangs in the area. A police spokesperson said that the individual was shot when police surrounded him and he pulled out a weapon. The individual was badly injured and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, but doctors were unable to save him. He has not yet been identified.

Overnight Wednesday, security officials said they arrested 16 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.