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IDF soldier killed by accidental discharge at base in Israel

Military Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Soldiers from the IDF's Givati Brigade train near Kibbutz Merom Golan on the northern Golan Heights, Dec. 27, 2022. Photo by Michael Giladi/Flash90.
Soldiers from the IDF's Givati Brigade train near Kibbutz Merom Golan on the northern Golan Heights, Dec. 27, 2022. Photo by Michael Giladi/Flash90.

An Israeli soldier was killed at a military base in central Israel on Monday night by an accidental discharge, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The soldier was identified as Cpl. Baruch Kabarta, 19, from Petah Tikvah. He served in the Military Police’s Erez Battalion, in the same company as Sgt. Noa Lazar, who was shot dead in a Palestinian terrorist attack in October.

Kabarta’s family has been notified, and Military Police have launched an investigation into the incident, the IDF said in a statement.

The findings will be transferred to the Military Advocate General’s Corps.

IDF soldier Cpl. Baruch Kabarta was accidentally shot and killed on a military base in Israel in Jan. 2023. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

“The IDF sends its condolences to his family and will continue to support them,” the statement concluded.

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