IDF says tank shell fired at Gaza target accidentally hit southern Israel

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

This handout picture released on May 30, 2024 shows a tank during military operations around Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. (Israel Defense Forces/AFP)
This handout picture released on May 30, 2024 shows a tank during military operations around Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. (Israel Defense Forces/AFP)

Shrapnel from an Israeli tank shell that mistakenly struck southern Israel instead of a target in the Gaza Strip reportedly damaged a vehicle earlier today.

According to the IDF, the tank shell, due to an error that is under investigation, deviated from its course and impacted near the border fence in Israel, instead of against the target in Gaza.

There were no injuries in the incident.

The IDF says it received reports that shrapnel from the shell damaged a vehicle in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

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