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IDF soldier discharged two weeks after being seriously wounded in gun battle

An Israel Defense Forces soldier seriously wounded in a gun battle two weeks ago while trying to capture terror group members in the northern West Bank is released from hospital.

Sergeant first-class “Yod,” of the Duvdevan counter-terrorism unit, is released from Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center, and will continue rehabilitation at Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan, Rambam says in a statement.

Five Palestinian suspects were killed in a series of raids on September 26 that targeted alleged members of a Hamas cell in the West Bank, preventing a major terror attack, according to officials.

Another Duvdevan officer, Captain “Dalet,” who was also seriously wounded in the exchange of fire in Burqin near Jenin, remains hospitalized at Rambam.

The military found that the two were likely hit in a friendly fire incident.

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