Army jeep flips, injuring 2, a day after fatal IDF car crash
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Army jeep flips, injuring 2, a day after fatal IDF car crash

In separate incident, 2 civilian employees of the military are lightly hurt when engineering vehicle overturns

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative photo of an Israeli army jeep in Hebron, November 7, 2013 (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of an Israeli army jeep in Hebron, November 7, 2013 (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Two soldiers and two civilian employees of the IDF were lightly hurt in separate car crashes on Sunday, a day after a serviceman was killed and three were wounded when their jeep flipped near the Gaza Strip.

The two soldiers’ jeep flipped over while they were driving near the Adora settlement in the south Hebron Hills.

They were lightly hurt in the crash and received medical treatment on the scene before being taken to the hospital.

The military said the vehicle was damaged and that the incident is being investigated.

In a separate incident across the country, two civilian employees of the military were also lightly injured after the engineering vehicle in which they were working overturned near Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights.

According to the military, the men were performing “routine engineering activities” on behalf of the military in the Golan at the time of the accident.

The two men were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

IDF Sgt. Yuval Maneh who was killed in a jeep accident, June 17, 2017. (IDF spokesperson)
IDF Sgt. Yuval Maneh who was killed in a jeep accident, June 17, 2017. (IDF spokesperson)

On Saturday, Sgt. Yuval Maneh, 20, of Givatayim was killed, two other soldiers were seriously wounded and a third was lightly hurt when their Hummer flipped as they were on an operational patrol near the southern Gaza Strip border.

It was not immediately clear what caused the jeep to overturn and Eyal Zamir, head of the IDF’s Southern Command, ordered an investigation to be headed by a colonel.

Maneh’s funeral was scheduled for Sunday at 6:30 p.m. the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery north of Tel Aviv.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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