3 Israeli Soldiers Killed- 20 Wounded in Gaza Friendly Fire Incident


An Israeli soldier, wounded during Israel’s offensive in Gaza, is wheeled into Soroka hospital in the southern city of Beersheba January 5, 2009. (Eliana Aponte/Reuters)

FOX News reporter Mike Tobin sent an ominous email to Greta Van Susteren earlier today.
Greta said they were going to discuss this tonight on her show.
(Later) Mike Tobin just confirmed that 3 Israeli soldiers were killed and 24 wounded in a friendly fire incident in Gaza.
YNET News has more:

Three IDF soldiers were killed and 24 others were injured, one critically and three seriously on Monday evening, in a friendly fire incident in northern Gaza.

Among the fatalities were two officers and a soldier. Colonel Avi Peled, commander of the Golani Brigade sustained minor injuries in the incident.

The injured were triaged and cared for on site before being airlifted to the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem and the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva. All of the families have been notified.

According to the IDF Spokesman’s Unit, the grave incident occurred when a tank, deployed as part of Operation Cast Lead, accidentally fired a live round at an abandoned building in Jabalya, in which Golani forces, who were operating in the area, took cover.

The Jerusalem Post reported that an earlier suspicion that the home was booby-trapped has been ruled out.

The Muqata and Israellycool are following the developments.

The Berman Post has several photos from another pro-Hamas rally in NYC today.

Previously:
Israeli Jets Pound Gaza– Over 170 Dead (Video)
Israeli Gaza Strikes Called ‘Holocaust’ By Hamas
Hamas Calls For 3rd Intifada & Suicide Missions Against Israel
IDF Airstrikes Continue– 110 Rockets Fired Into Israel
Israeli Ground Forces Position Outside Gaza
Iranian Prostesters Call for “Israel to Be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth”
Palestinian Girl Loses Family In Bombing… Blames Hamas! (Video)
Sick… Pro-Hamas Protesters Play the Nazi Card Against Jews
20,000 Iranian “Martyrs” Sign Up to Fight Israel
TERRORISTS HIT BEERSHEBA WITH ROCKETS!… 40 KM From Gaza
Israel Kills Hamas Leader Nizar Rayan & 2 of His 4 Wives (Video)
Ladies of Hamas Vow To Blow Themselves Up Among the “Apes and Pigs”
Breaking: Islamist Rockets Can Now Reach Israeli Nuke Facilities
Egyptian Foreign Minister Slams Hamas Again
Israel Bombs 20 More Hamas Homes & Flattens Mosque (Video)
Pro-Hamas Protesters in Florida Tell Jews: “Go Back to the Ovens”
Israeli Airstrike Kills Another Hamas Leader in Gaza (Video)
ISRAELI TROOPS MOVE INTO GAZA– Exchange Fire With Hamas (Video)
Two More Top Hamas Leaders Killed In Airstrikes

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