A new recruit to the Givati Brigade tragically collapsed and died on Tuesday during training, just a day after enlisting in the IDF.
The new combat soldier, 19-year-old private Yehuda Susya from moshav Beit Uziel to the west of Modi'in, collapsed during intense physical activities at the Givati Brigade training base.
He was running together with his comrades during combat physical fitness tests, when he suddenly collapsed. Susya's death was pronounced after attempts to resuscitate him failed.
His family was informed of his tragic passing.
Susya was a student of the Karnei Shomron hesder yeshiva which combines Torah study and military service.
"The IDF joins in the sadness of the family and will continue to accompany it," read a statement by the IDF Spokesperson Unit.
The commander of the 162nd Armor Division, also known as the Steel Formation, Brig. Gen. Nadav Padan, ordered a general suspension of the massive training activities in the units of the division until an initial investigation of the incident is concluded.
Unfortunately similar cases of soldiers dying after collapsing have occurred in recent months.
Last August a 44-year-old reserve combat soldier who arrived for training drills at a facility in Adam north of Jerusalem began to feel ill during intense physical training. He started feeling pain in his chest and collapsed.
The soldier was evacuated to the base's clinic where medical staff were forced to pronounce his death.
Several weeks earlier private Dan Sela, an 18-year-old from Afula, died after suffering heat stroke during a tour of the Old City in Jerusalem.
Sela collapsed during the tour and was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Hospital in the city, where intensive efforts to save his life ended unsuccessfully.