Dvir Mor, an IDF cadet who was taking part of one of the military's elite units' training programs died unexpectedly Monday.
Mor was hospitalized at the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba over the weekend. Hospital officials said the cause of death was an acute infection, which resulted in multi-system organ failure.
Soroka officials added that Mor was suffering from the condition when he was admitted and although he was stabilized at first, his situation took a turn for the worst on Sunday and he died on noon Monday.
IDF sources said that "The circumstances of Mor's death are not related to the training program. An initial investigation revealed that he reported feeling sick over the weekend and not during training."
According to available details, Mor complained of a fever several days before his death and was treated in the base infirmary. On Saturday, his father was called to the base to pick him up for sick leave and decided to take him to Soroka, where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit.
Mor's family, however, accused the army of "criminal negligence," which led to the acute infection that led to his death.
According to Mor's uncle, Yossi, "He was only taken to the hospital after running a high fever for three days." He also urged against a "military cover-up": "If this was a pilot that died they would hold an inquiry and question the base commander. But because this was a cadet no one is being blamed."
The family informed the IDF that they had no interest in holding a military funeral service for Mor.
An IDF statement offered the following: "The IDF wishes to express its regrets over Private Dvir Mor's death and offer condolences to the family.
"An initial investigation into the case by Chief Medical Officer Brig.-Gen. Dr. Yitzhak Kreis, along with the Central Command and IAF medical officers, found that on Friday, Feb. 3, and not while in training, the soldier complained of not feeling well. He was referred to the base infirmary, where he remained under medical supervision.
"On Saturday, after his condition did not improve, the unit's physician diagnosed him as suffering from an infection and ordered his evacuation to the Soroka Medical Center; where despite the doctors' efforts he passed away this morning.
"Over the next few days the course of his treatment will be reviewed and the inquiry's results will be presented to the family."
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