The IDF announced Thursday evening that a motorcyclist killed earlier in the day in an accident near Rishon Lezion was an IDF soldier.
Staff Sargent Ganem Zahi was killed when he rear-ended a car on highway 4311 between Kibbutz Palmahim and Rishon Lezion.
Magen David Adom pronounced Ganem's death in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
The IDF released the soldier's name after his family was informed of his death.
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