IDF names dead officer as Lidar Peretz, 21

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

A handout photo of Lidar Peretz, who died after she was crushed by a container on July 20, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

An Israel Defense Forces officer crushed to death by a container in an accident at the Tzeelim base earlier today is named as Lt. Lidar Peretz, 21, from the central city of Or Yehuda.

Peretz, who served as a logistics officer in the 7th Armored Brigade, is posthumously promoted to the rank of captain.

The IDF says the head of the Logistics Directorate, Maj. Gen. Mishel Yanko, and the head of the Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin, have appointed a senior logistics officer, Col. Moshe Artzi, to lead a panel of experts to investigate the incident.

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