Paratrooper Killed In Patrol Vehicle Along Gaza Border

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A paratrooper was R”L killed when his patrol vehicle flipped over near Kissufim Crossing to Gaza. The victim, Sgt. Yuval Mena Z”L, 20, was part of a patrol and their vehicle flipped. Two of the surviving soldiers were reported in serious injuries and a fourth injured lightly. They were transported from the scene by chopper to the trauma unit of Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused their Hummer to flip over. Southern District Commander Major-General Eyal Zamir has appointed an inquiry headed by Colonel Avi Rachamim.

The levaya is set for Sunday evening 24 Sivan at 6:30PM in the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery. Sgt. Mena is survived by his parents and two older sisters.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)