IDF Soldier, Gal Kobi Hy”d, Shot in Chevron, Dies


gal-kobiIDF Staff Sergeant Gal Kobi, 20, from Tirat Carmel in northern Israel, was killed today after he was shot in the neck near a checkpoint at the Meoras Hamachpeilah.

Gal was taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim in critical condition. He was later niftar.

Earlier reports had an Israeli being shot in Chevron. The identity of the victim was not, at first, released.

As reported earlier, initial beliefs were that Gal was shot by a Palestinian sniper.

Security forces set up roadblocks to capture the shooter and Chevron was under a lock-down.

The shooting occurred in the Avrohom Avinu neighborhood of Chevron.

The IDF said there is no connection between this tragedy and the killing of Sgt. Tomer Hazan over the weekend.

May Hashem have mercy and bring an end to these terrible tragedies.

{ Israel News Bureau}