IDF Soldier, a Recent U.S. Immigrant, Collapses During Training

IDF Spokesman says circumstances yet unclear; commanders told to refrain from carrying out trying exercises during severe heat.

The Nahal Brigade soldier who collapsed during a training run on Sunday on the Beit Lid army base had suffered a heat stroke, according to the Israel Defense Forces’ initial investigation. The soldier, an American-born recent immigrant of the Nahal Brigade, was taken to the Hillel Yaffeh Medical Center in Hadera.