Seven Israeli Soldiers Injured in Collision on Golan Heights

Cleared for publication: The victims of a crash near the Lebanon border were soldiers; one suffers severe wounds.

Noa Shpigel
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The victims of the collision on Har Dov are being evacuated to by a helicopter.
The victims of the collision on Har Dov are being evacuated to by a helicopter.Credit: Rami Shllush
Noa Shpigel

Seven Israeli soldiers were injured, one of them severely, in a collision between two vehicles in the northern Golan Heights on Tuesday evening. An earlier report did not mention that the victims were soldiers due to military censor gag order.

The accident occurred when the two army vehicles, a D-9 bulldozer and an armored personnel carrier, were heading back to an Israel Defense Forces outpost in the Har Dov area, near the border with Lebanon.

Three soldiers, one with severe injuries and two moderately wounded, were evacuated by a helicopter to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. Four other victims, two in moderate condition and two others who suffered light wounds were taken to the Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Safed for further treatment.

All of the soldiers are part of the Combat Engineering Corps' 601 Battalion.

The military said it was investigating the incident.

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and three others were injured last month by a grenade explosion near the entrance to a military outpost in the Har Dov region.