JERUSALEM (Jun. 29)
An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, when two army units mistakenly opened fired at each other.
The tragedy was the latest in a series of “friendly fire” incidents that have recently plagued the army.
The accident began when soldiers in an army unit on duty at the Nuseirat refugee camp mistakenly believed that they were being attacked with a firebomb. The soldiers responded by firing into the air.
Another group of soldiers from the same detachment on duty nearby believed the shots were fired at them and they, in turn, fired into the air.
The incident soon developed into an exchange of fire, with one soldier suffering serious injuries.