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.



  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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