Four soldiers were injured in Gaza on Monday night due to “friendly fire.”
One soldier was critically injured, while three additional soldiers were lightly injured during military operations in northern Gaza.
Initial reports state that reserve troops mistakenly identified forces from enlisted troops as terrorists. The reserve troops opened fire and hit the enlisted troops. The soldier who was critically injured was airlifted by a helicopter to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv.
Monday’s event was the third time that casualties were caused by friendly fire since the outbreak of Israel’s Cast Lead Operation.