Funeral underway for US-born IDF soldier killed in grenade accident

The funeral begins for US-born IDF soldier Shlomo Rindenow, 20, killed Sunday morning when a grenade accidentally exploded near an army post on the Golan Heights.

Rindenow is being buried on Kibbutz Netzer Hazani. The funeral procession leaves the kibbutz’s synagogue Monday afternoon and heads toward the cemetery.

Earlier Monday, hundreds accompanied the funeral procession of a second soldier, Staff Sgt. Hussam Tafesh, 24, who was killed in the explosion. Tafesh was buried in his Galilee hometown of Beit Jann.

Three more soldiers were injured in the incident. The army has launched an investigation.

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