Geva Newsreel 459, 1970

IDF Soldiers Wounded During Operation Rhodes and a Truck Explosion in Eilat are Hospitalized

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A visit to wounded IDF soldiers at Tel Hashomer Hospital, among them are soldiers wounded during Operation Rhodes on Shadwan Island and those wounded by a truck explosion in Eilat. In the Eilat event, a military truck loaded with ammunition and explosives, exploded as the result of an accident on the military dock at the port. 18 soldiers were killed and 42 soldiers and civilians were injured. Some of the wounded evacuated independently to a Hospital in Eilat, and were then evacuated via helicopters to Tel Hashomer Hospital. Injured soldiers are in their beds as they undergo treatments and receive visits from family and friends.

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