תאריך: 11/09/2007, 15:30
69 soldiers were wounded, four critically, in medium and another 58 minor, by a Qassam rocket at the base of Zikim North of the Gaza Strip today.
Notified the families of the victims.
The injured received medical treatment in first place and were evacuated by ambulances of medical corps assisted by the air force and later Uncle for medical treatment at barzilai hospital in Ashkelon, Soroka in Beersheva, Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer Hospital, beilinson hospital in Petach Tikva and Hadassa Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. 38 soldiers were released after an examination at the hospital.
Near the scene of the incident reached the base Engineering Officer-Commander Brigadier-General Moshe and a 3-year champion Eldad Peled, to meet at the medical
And evacuate the injured. In the morning they reached the base of Zikim South OC Maj. Gen. Yoav Gallant and Commander of GoC army headquarters — Aluf Benny Gantz, who met with the base personnel, received information about the incident and spoke with the soldiers.
Pesticide base commanders met with the soldiers at the base, talked with them about the incident and the actions taken on this occasion necessitated.
The IDF spokesperson indicates that today should have ended basic training cycle in the base and the soldiers will be released as planned home for a holiday.
Translated from Hebrew