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Soldiers rescued after straying into Palestinian village

No clashes as troops extracted from Dura, near Hebron

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative photo of an Israeli army jeep in Hebron, November 7, 2013 (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of an Israeli army jeep in Hebron, November 7, 2013 (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The IDF rescued two soldiers on Thursday after they accidentally strayed into the West Bank village of Dura, the army said.

After entering the village, which is near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the two soldiers realized their mistake and called for help, an IDF spokesperson said.

There were no clashes with Palestinian residents and the army was investigating how they lost their way.

There have been several instances in recent months of soldiers accidentally entering into Palestinian areas after using navigation apps like Waze.

In February one Palestinian was killed and several injured in clashes in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Jerusalem in clashes sparked by an attempt to rescue lost soldiers.

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