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Old January 13th, 2022 #10
Stewart Meadows
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13 Jan, 2022 15:53 Home World News

Israeli commandos shot dead in ‘mistaken identification’

The friendly-fire incident comes after the IDF adopted more trigger-happy engagement rules

Two Israeli military officers serving in an elite unit were killed in a friendly fire incident during a security patrol in the West Bank. The Israeli Defense Forces have launched a “comprehensive investigation” into their deaths.

The company commanders from the Egoz special operations unit, Maj. Ofek Aharon, 28, and Maj. Itamar Elharar, 26, were misidentified and shot during a security patrol on Wednesday near the Nabi Musa base in the West Bank.

According to Maj. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs, the head of the Central Command, the soldiers had equipment stolen from them the night before, and they were searching for the thieves or the equipment. They reportedly did so without communicating their movements, and without having radios on them.

“The night before they had equipment stolen, and they just finished a drill and they were concerned that thieves would come back and take more,” Fuchs said, as he told the media about some of the soldiers’ final moments.

A fellow soldier misidentified the patrolling service members as “armed terrorists” when they were meters apart. Shots were reportedly fired when the servicemen were within “10-15 meters of each other.” Both officers were shot and later died from their injuries.

From the comment section:

Trish Arch • 5 minutes ago
Horvath Peter • 9 minutes ago
Its a good start
Kel Moch • 9 minutes ago
Who gives a shyyt,two brazen and arrogant terrorists eliminated
manhunt0r • 11 minutes ago
Trebor Dayne • 13 minutes ago
there's need for more women, buggers and trannies in that army. Make IDF Great Again.
Zuher Dhalla • 17 minutes ago
That's two less terrorists the Palestinians have to worry about. No sympathies here.
Rhodium 10 • 23 minutes ago
Surely they were dressed with Syrian/Lebanon army or Palestinian military clothing coming back of an infiltrating operation...and were killed by IDF
Felix T cat • 33 minutes ago
Doesn't say much for your elite unit when you mistake one of your own for a 12 year old stone thrower.