Border Police soldier convicted of assaulting East Jerusalem resident (Roni Knafo)
An 18-year-old Border Police soldier collapsed on Monday during an obstacle course test and was taken to a clinic for treatment, where she was pronounced dead. The compulsory soldier, Maya Aloni, lost consciousness at the Mikhmas training base near Jerusalem. The MDA team evacuated her by helicopter while performing CPR while she was in critical condition, but doctors had no choice but to pronounce her dead. Her family was notified.
The Border Police said that the circumstances of Aloni's death were clear and that the Border Police commander had ordered an immediate training curfew for the soldier. "The Border Police and the Israel Police bow their heads in memory of a Border Police soldier in training, Maya Aloni, who fell during training during training," the statement said. "The Border Police commander appointed an investigation team under the command of a senior officer to investigate and examine the circumstances of the incident. The date of the funeral will be announced later."
About a month ago, a cadet in an officers' course in Bahad 1 lost consciousness during a mission to defend communities and died. The cadet was sent for guard duty at the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, where she collapsed near a guard post. A female soldier who spotted her called for help. The circumstances of the case are being investigated.
"Collapsed during training." Maya Aloni (Photo: official website, Border Police Spokesperson's Office)
In September, an Israeli Air Force soldier lost consciousness at the Kirya base in Tel Aviv. An MDA team called to the scene took the soldier to hospital in serious condition.
In July 2021, Shili Westland, who was a cadet in the officers' course at Bahad 1, was pronounced dead and collapsed suddenly as a result of a medical event she experienced during the course.
When the incident began, Westland was rushed to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva, where she was treated and her condition was declared critical. The IDF Spokesperson said it was a personal medical incident and not an injury that occurred. "For reasons of privacy and medical confidentiality, it is not possible to elaborate on the details of the medical circumstances," the statement said.
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