SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 29 January 2022, Saturday |

Israeli Soldier Kills Two Officers by Mistake

Two Israeli officers were killed by mistake by one of their own troops on Thursday, the military said, in their base in the occupied West Bank.

 

A military statement gave few details about the incident late on Wednesday, which Israeli media said involved a commando unit in the Jordan Valley, Reuters reported.

 

The reports said the officers were fatally shot by a soldier who mistook them for Palestinian attackers after the two fired warning shots towards a figure spotted while on patrol at the end of a night-time exercise.