IDF Soldiers Who Got Stuck in Palestinian Town Were Following Waze


How did two Israeli soldiers mistakenly enter the Palestinian Qalandiya refugee camp last night, miraculously escaping a mob of animalistic Palestinian rioters?

It is now emerging that at fault is none other than the GPS system many of you use to get to where you have to go: Waze.

The soldiers from the Oketz Unit of the IDF who were the target of Molotov cocktails and stones thrown by Palestinian thugs, and whose army car caught fire, were using Waze, the Israeli-made GPS navigation system.

This was confirmed by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon today at the New Tech exhibition for military products.

The technology, as good as it is, led the soldiers astray.

Waze, an Israeli-made application bought by Google in 2013 for over $1 billion, has not yet commented on the incident.

The story raises eyebrows, because Waze has a feature that helps drivers avoid Palestinian areas.

Last night, as the soldiers were missing, security forces fired grenades in the air as helicopters flew overhead searching for the missing two. Boruch Hashem, one soldier was found about an half hour later, while the other was found shortly before midnight as he was able to walk towards the Kochav Yaakov comunity.

David Steger – Israel