In an addition to the spell of training accidents
that have plagued the IDF in recent months, Sergeant Tamir Nabuani, 19, from the elite Sayeret Matkal special forces unit was killed on Tuesday after he fell from a cliff during a training maneuver in southern Israel.
Military Police notified Tabuani's family and opened an investigation into the incident.
Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin, head of the Intelligence Branch, appointed an officer with the rank of colonel to examine the circumstances surrounded in the training accident.
Tabuani was killed during a solo navigation training exercise which is a standard part of training courses for special forces units. The maneuver was conducted in Nahal Faran in the Negev desert.
A helicopter that was called to the area extracted Tabuani's corpse and brought it to the Soroka hospital in Beersheba.