The soldier was reportedly found unconscious at 10:15 p.m. and in a secluded part of the base.
IDF SOLDIERS KEEP guard in the Jordan Valley earlier this year.
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
An IDF combat soldier was severely injured after being shot in his head in a military base located in the Jordan Valley on Tuesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported.
The soldier was evacuated to the Hadassah Hospital for medical treatment, and his family was notified of the incident.
The incident took place at the Tevetz base in the Jordan Valley, Ynet reported, where IDF troops maintain routine security activity, with injuries this serious being considered highly unusual.
The soldier was reportedly found unconscious at 10:15 p.m. in a secluded part of the base. An IDF paramedic administered life-saving treatment on the scene before the soldier was evacuated to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
Initially, it was suspected that the soldier had suffered the head injury from a rock thrown at him but after being examined at the hospital, doctors found signs indicating a bullet wound that caused the injury. The soldier is currently undergoing surgery.
The IDF has opened an investigation surrounding the circumstances that led to the incident and is pursuing all possible leads that could explain the unusual incident.