Five IDF soldiers killed in friendly fire accident in northern Gaza

Five IDF soldiers killed in friendly fire accident in northern Gaza


The Israel Defense Forces said that five soldiers were killed in a case of friendly fire during operations in Jabalya in northern Gaza.

The five soldiers who were killed on Wednesday included four sergeants and one captain, aged 20 to 22, who all belonged to the Paratroopers Brigade and were killed after a tank operating in the same battalion opened fire, the military acknowledged. Three others were seriously injured.

They were identified as Captain Roy Beit Yaakov, 22; Sergeant Gilad Arye Boim, 22; Sergeant Daniel Chemu, 20; Sergeant Ilan Cohen, 20; and Sgt. Betzlel David Shashuah, 21.

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