Soldiers from the IDF’s 20th and 13th training bases exchanged blows near Camp Ariel Sharon’s mess hall today. A moderately injured soldier was transported along with several others to the hospital for medical treatment.

9 IDF soldiers wounded in brawl

9 IDF soldiers wounded in brawl Photo Credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90

At least 9 IDF soldiers were injured during a fistfight at Camp Ariel Sharon in the Negev Desert. The brawl occurred outside of the mess hall, when IDF Technology and Maintenance Corps soldiers from the 20th Training Base and IDF Military Police soldiers from the 13th Training Base began exchanging blows.

At least one of the soldiers sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital along with seven other soldiers for medical treatment. According to eye witnesses, some of the soldiers were hit on their heads with tools found by other soldiers.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stated that the circumstances behind the incident are being investigated, while the unit commanders will discipline the soldiers based on their involvement in the event.