You better not bring a knife to an... IDF fire range

A Bedouin man was shot and seriously wounded by IDF soldiers Friday afternoon after he entered an IDF firing range and pulled a knife during a confrontation with the soldiers training in the area.

The incident occurred on the training grounds of the Tze’elim base in the Eshkol Regional Council, just a few kilometers from the border with the Gaza Strip.

While training at the firing range, the soldiers noticed two Bedouins riding on ATVs. The forces repeatedly called on the two to leave the area – which is closed off to civilians – but were ignored.

After the two refused to leave, one of them began to move towards the soldiers and then, according to the IDF, pulled out a knife, prompting the soldier to open fire.

The man sustained serious injuries as a result. He received first aid from the soldiers and was then transferred to the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.,7340,L-4570345,00.html