IDF: 12 soldiers evacuated for treatment after being stung by wasps in southern Gaza

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Twelve soldiers were wounded after being stung by wasps in the southern Gaza Strip earlier today.

The incident occurred amid an operation by the Gaza Division’s Southern Brigade in the border area, near the community of Nirim.

A tank had driven over a large wasp nest, leading the insects to sting the troops. One of the soldiers is listed in moderate condition, and the other 11 are lightly hurt, the IDF says.

They were taken to a hospital in Israel for treatment.

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