Saturday, Aug. 19
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian in the chest in Gaza
  2. Egypt closes Rafah crossing after 4 day opening
  3. Israeli forces suppress weekly march in Kafr Qaddum
  4. Palestinian leadership condemns attack in Barcelona that left 13 dead
  5. Israeli forces ban Palestinian journalist from Jerusalem
  6. Israeli court suspends eviction order for Shamasna family in Jerusalem
  7. Gaza heightens security near Egyptian border following deadly attack
  8. Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian assailant's relatives
  9. Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians during overnight West Bank raids
  10. NGO: Palestinian territory facing 'worsening child protection crisis'

Israeli soldier commits suicide near Gaza border

Feb. 17, 2017 11:51 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 19, 2017 5:57 P.M.)
(File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli soldier committed suicide by shooting himself near the border with the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday, Hebrew media reported on Friday.

Various news outlets reported that the soldier was found critically injured after he shot himself, and that army medical teams attempted to save his life to no avail. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the incident to Ma’an, saying the soldier was found dead at his base in southern Israel, and that a military police investigation had been opened.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017