His friend apparently played with his army rifle and fired a bullet

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An 18-year-old IDF soldier on leave was seriously injured early Saturday morning in Jaffa, after he was accidentally shot by his friend with his rifle. Military police has begun to investigate the incident, which may be the result of playing with guns.

Around midnight police received a call reporting that gunfire had been heard from a Jaffa apartment building. MDA paramedics who entered the place found the soldier bleeding. He was taken to Wolfson hospital in Holon after being given first care.