Allowed to publish the names of soldiers who died in the accident on the 12th of the highway. This 19-year-old soldier Abramo Ababa from Kiryat gat, and 35-year-old warrant officer reserve Jacob touati from Dimona.
Press service of the IDF reported that Habtamu Ababa posthumously awarded the rank of senior corporal, Jacob touati — foremen.
The accident occurred July 13 on highway 12, North of Eilat. The driver of the truck lost control, the car fell off a cliff and overturned. The soldiers were trapped in the cockpit. When rescuers were able to extract from the rubble, they were already dead.
Traffic police and the IDF are investigating the circumstances of the accident.