IDF: Troops Mistakenly Killed Hamas Member Who Was Preventing Border Breach

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The Israeli military on Thursday said a misunderstanding led its troops to kill a member of the Hamas terror group as he was trying to prevent Palestinian youths from breaching the security fence earlier in the day.

“This morning, IDF soldiers spotted a number of Palestinians in the area of the security fence in the northern Strip. An initial investigation determined that it was a member of Hamas’s restraint force who had come to the area because of two Palestinians who were moving toward [the fence],” the army said in a statement.

The Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Hamas field commander, Mahmoud Ahmad Sabri al-Adham, 28, fatally wounding him. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, according to the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry.

The highly irregular acknowledgment of such a mistake appeared to be an effort by the Israel Defense Forces to calm tensions with Hamas and prevent another round of violence.

Read more at Times of Israel.

{Matzav.com}

2 COMMENTS

  1. No great loss.
    All members of Hamas are terrorists dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
    If he would have stayed home, he’d still be alive today.

    • @israelreader,
      Yes and no,
      Yes they’re all terrorists,
      No, he apparently came out to make sure that there are no border infiltration,,,

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