Funeral of drowned IDF soldier to be held this evening

The funeral for an IDF soldier who drowned during a navigation exercise in northern Israel will be held at 9 p.m. in Tel Aviv’s Kiryat Shaul military cemetery, the army says.

Sgt. Evyatar Yosefi, 20, who served in the Paratroopers Brigade’s reconnaissance battalion, slipped and fell into the rain-swollen Hilazon stream near the town of Karmiel. His body was found by rescuers approximately 100 meters (330 feet) downstream.

The family of the soldier asks that the media not attend the funeral.

— Judah Ari Gross

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