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Gantz says IDF will investigate accidental killing of soldier, implement lessons

Defense Minister Benny Gantz (L) meets with Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar on August 16, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (L) meets with Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar on August 16, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz expresses his sorrow over the death of an IDF soldier in an apparent friendly fire incident yesterday and says the military will learn the appropriate lessons from the incident.

Nathan Fitoussi, 20, was shot dead by a comrade in the Kfir Brigade late last night, after he was apparently misidentified upon returning to a guard post along the West Bank border barrier near the Palestinian city of Tulkarem.

“The IDF will thoroughly investigate the incident and the lessons will be learned and implanted,” Gantz says during a meeting with Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar.

 

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