IDF Soldier Killed by Accidental Discharge of Weapon during Airport Ceremony


mda2.jpg5:08PM IL: An IDF soldier was killed a short time ago when his weapon accidentally discharged at Ben-Gurion International Airport during a ceremony for departing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife.

The sound of gunfire caused a stir with senior state officials present, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres.

According to yet unconfirmed reports, the discharge of the soldier’s weapon was a suicide. An investigation is underway.

When the shot was fired, ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) agents immediately moved to emergency procedures, removing the prime minister and the two presidents from potential danger.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. Neither article rules out the possibility of the other alternative, they are just taking a different slant on the story. However, unless the soldier was carelessly scratching his head with his gun; accidentally setting it off, I lean more towards thinking it was a deliberate act. On the other hand, dan lekaf zchus-wise, it’s better to presume it was accidental, at this time.

    May HaShem comfort his mourners among all the mourners of Israel.

  2. As a rule, soldiers are forbidden to keep a bullet in the chamber unless there’s a particularly dangerous mission (like when we were patroling in Lebanon). There’s no way that the soldier’s commanding officer didn’t check each and every soldier’s weapon before the ceremonies, because with a visiting head of state and your own head of state there, you don’t want mess-ups.

    He had to have cocked his gun AFTER the inspection- probably once he was at his post.

    There’s almost no way it could have been unintentional/accidental.

  3. Michael Savage is saying that this was an assassination attempt that is being covered up.

    It makes sense to me because the suicide makes no sense on a number of grounds. The only question is who was the target of the assassination.

  4. In fact, Michael Savage Show said the deceased was not Jewish at all, but a Druz, which is an offshoot of Islam. Savage read a letter from the family of the deceased stating he would never committ suicide. Further, the alleged two witnesses have not been interviewed. It seems this is a story where there is more than meets the eye, as Savage has an almost prophetic talent for sniffing out.