An Israeli occupation soldier was killed by friendly fire near the West Bank city of Tulkarm, Israeli military confirmed early Tuesday.
The soldier, an infantry soldier in the so-called Kfir Brigade, left his guard post, but when he came back, his fellow soldier didn’t recognize him and carried out the procedure for approaching suspicious individuals and ultimately shot him, occupation military Spokesman Ran Kochav said in an interview with Army Radio.
Reports of a soldier hit by fire came late Monday, with early reports suggesting there was an attack. The soldier was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Israeli media reported that the incident is being investigated by the military.
The occupation army released a statement “categorically condemning” unconfirmed reports posted by Israeli media before official confirmation, stressing that family members were not yet notified.
The soldier was reportedly a French-Jewish immigrant, in the Zionist entity since 2014.
Source: Israeli media