Training jumps in heavy cloud slightly injure 23 Israeli paratroops

A paratroop brigade exercise carried out before dawn Thursday near Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev was impeded by heavy cloud. One-third of the 1,100 participants didn’t get to jump. Eighteen of those who did were slightly hurt and carried on with the exercise, and five were taken to hospital. DEBKAfile: These figures are par for this type of a nocturnal paratroop drill. The brigade commander, Col. Eliezer Toledano, reported that it was part of the exercise to drop military equipment, carts, tiny drones, heavy machine guns and ordnance from the air to the ground.

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