maandag 23 september 2013
IDF Soldier Killed by Sniper Fire in Hevron
An IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a shooting attack in Hevron Sunday night has died of his wounds, the IDF said.
The IDF soldier who was injured in a shooting attack in Hevron Sunday night has died of his wounds. The soldier was identified as 20 year old Gabriel (Gal) Kobi of Tirat Hacarmel. Funeral arrangements would be announced later Sunday night, the IDF said.
The attack took place in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood near the Machpelah Cave in the city, at about 6:30 PM. A Magen David Adom crew treated the victim, who was struck by bullets in his upper body. He was later taken by helicopter to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.
IDF troops were searching for the perpetrator in the area. The army is investigating the possibility that the attack was carried out by a sharpshooter who hid between buildings in an Arab neighborhood next to the Jewish section of the city, and fired in the direction of Jews.
Tens of thousands of people are expected in Hevron this week. Jewish residents of Hevron said that despite the shooting, all activities that had been planned will go on.
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