Commander of Golani Brigade’s training base wounded in southern Gaza

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The commander of the Golani Brigade’s training base, Lt. Col. Shahar Barkai, was moderately wounded in southern Gaza today.

Barkai was wounded during an incident in which five other soldiers were seriously hurt, as a result of an explosive device being detonated near the troops.

Barkai had been substituting for the commander of Golani’s 12th Battalion, Lt. Col. Omer Suleiman, who had been wounded in southern Israel at the beginning of the war.

Suleiman will now return to command his battalion.

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