During a drill in the Negev, a Bedouin IDF soldier collapsed due to an apparent heat stroke on Saturday evening. He was evacuated from the scene in critical condition.


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An IDF soldier collapsed on Saturday evening during a drill in southern Israel. He was evacuated via a helicopter to a hospital in critical condition. The circumstances of his collapse are being investigated.

The initial investigation revealed that the soldier, who serves in the Bedouin Desert Reconnaissance Battalion, apparently suffered a heat stroke near the Har Keren military base in the Negev.