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Israeli soldier wounded after being hit by gunfire shot from Syria

By Mason White 5:43 PM September 9, 2014
Injured Israeli soldier arrives at hospital 

By: Anika Rao
An Israeli soldier was injured after being shot by gunfire from Syria, rescue workers in Israel said.

The IDF soldier was injured on Monday night, while patrolling the border area in the Golan Heights.

The soldier was shot in the leg while heavy fighting was reported in nearby Quneitra, Syria. The soldier was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

In August, an Israeli soldier was hospitalized after being wounded from a rocket that was shot from Syria into Israel, the Tazpit News Agency reported. The Israeli officer was stationed in the Golan Heights, when he was injured on Wednesday morning, by stray fire coming from Syria.

Shortly before 12:00 p.m., the IDF officer serving in an observation post in the area was injured by mortar fire. The officer was evacuated to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where he was reported to be in moderate condition.