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Unfriendly fire

Cherry picking two-faced people, some of them Jews, embrace the media they once repudiated when it fits their agenda. Op-ed.

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Hanan Ben Ari sings at funeral of SSGT Gilad Arye Boim

The sister of Boim, who was killed in a friendly fire incident, addressed the soldiers who accidentally caused her brother's death and assured them that the family holds no anger for the incident.

Hanan Ben Ari sings at funeral of SSGT Gilad Arye Boim

Investigation:

2 soldiers were killed by friendly fire from tank

IDF investigation reveals Kalkidan Meharim and Ido Aviv were killed when a tank accidentally fired at a building in which soldiers were stationed during a firefight with Hamas terrorists.

2 soldiers were killed by friendly fire from tank

Family of slain armed civilian demand state inquiry

The family of Yuval Kestelman, who was killed after being mistaken for a terrorist, called the current investigation into the incident a 'joke.'

Family of slain armed civilian demand state inquiry

Mother of hostage mistakenly killed: My son did not die in vain

Iris Haim, mother of hostage killed by IDF fire: "we are at war for our physical existence, but also for our existence as a united people"

Mother of hostage mistakenly killed: My son did not die in vain

Should we sacrifice our children to protect the enemy’s?

Brute force is the answer. Level a Gaza town with force that destroys it and all the tunnels beneath it, then demand hostage release.Op-ed

Should we sacrifice our children to protect the enemy’s?

Bereaved father to soldiers:

“I am proud of you, even though you killed my son”

Soldiers in Shay Termin’s team came to visit his family, at his father’s invitation. Avi Termin: "I'm not angry with you."

“I am proud of you, even though you killed my son”

IDF:

Of the 172 fallen soldiers, 29 were killed in accidents

Of those killed, 18 were killed by friendly fire, two by abnormal gunfire, and nine as a result of weapons and accidental accidents.

Of the 172 fallen soldiers, 29 were killed in accidents

Bereaved Father:

'I want to hug soldiers who shot my son in friendly fire'

Bereaved father invites soldiers who shot his son in friendly fire to come to his home. "Remember that our strength is in our unity".

'I want to hug soldiers who shot my son in friendly fire'

Parents of soldier killed by friendly fire want to hug soldiers

MK Matan Kahan shares conversation he had with parents of Captain Yarin Gahali. 'Such things happen in war.'

Parents of soldier killed by friendly fire want to hug soldiers

Investigation:

The hostages were shirtless, one waved a white flag

Hostages stood outside a building on which the words, 'SOS,' 'hostages,' and, 'help,' were written, investigation shows.

The hostages were shirtless, one waved a white flag

Body of man accidentally shot during Jerusalem attack exhumed

Prosecutors received permission from the family of Yuval Kestelman to exhume his remains as part of the investigation of his death.

Body of man accidentally shot during Jerusalem attack exhumed

1 killed:

IDF helicopter accidentilly fires at building holding soldiers

Combat helicopters accidentally fire at building housing soldiers who called them for aid due to miscommunication.

IDF helicopter accidentilly fires at building holding soldiers

'I shouted ‘hold fire''

Officer who realized armed civilian wasn't a terrorist speaks

Border Police officer at the scene of the attack where Kestelman was shot after he neutralized the terrorists recounts the incident.

Officer who realized armed civilian wasn't a terrorist speaks

IDF officer killed by friendly fire in Qalqiliya

The officer was hit in a crossfire while pursuing suspects throwing rocks at security vehicles.

IDF officer killed by friendly fire in Qalqiliya

Harsh sentence:

3 years prison for soldier who accidentally killed comrade

Soldier reaches plea deal in death of Corporal Baruch Kabarta, receives more prison time than previous friendly-fire cases.

3 years prison for soldier who accidentally killed comrade

Tragedy averted:

Soldier mistakes training exercise for genuine attack

Givati soldier almost shoots two, unaware he is participating in guard training.

Soldier mistakes training exercise for genuine attack

Soldier who fired shot in death of Baruch Kabarta to be indicted

Chief of Staff receives results of investigation into friendly fire death of Erez Battalion soldier. Errors by unit, commanders found

Soldier who fired shot in death of Baruch Kabarta to be indicted

Natan Fitoussi:

IDF concludes investigation of friendly fire death

Committee investigating shooting of Natan Fitoussi submits conclusions, recommendations to avoid repeat of tragedy.

IDF concludes investigation of friendly fire death

IDF Chief of Staff:

Aviv Kochavi leaves post & a clear desk for his successor

Major General Herzi Halevi will replace Kochavi next Monday.

Aviv Kochavi leaves post & a clear desk for his successor

Commander censured over 'friendly fire' incident in Ofra

IDF concludes investigation of incident last month in which IDF soldiers accidentally opened fire on security personnel in Ofra.

Commander censured over 'friendly fire' incident in Ofra

Near tragedy:

IDF soldiers open fire on Israeli security personnel

IDF soldiers opened fire on two security guards from Ofra who they thought were Palestinian stone-throwers. No injuries were reported

IDF soldiers open fire on Israeli security personnel

Lapid to slain soldier's family: Whole country cries with you

PM, Alternate PM pay condolence visits to parents of soldier killed in friendly-fire incident.

Lapid to slain soldier's family: Whole country cries with you

Near-tragedy at Joseph's Tomb:

Soldier fires towards comrade, causing light injuries

Soldier's weapon fires bullet towards comrade's chest, protective vest prevents tragedy.

Soldier fires towards comrade, causing light injuries

Soldier who shot comrade asks that investigation be stopped

Defense attorneys say that soldier who fired shot which killed Natan Fitoussi being subject to 'unfair',investigation.

Soldier who shot comrade asks that investigation be stopped

Father of friendly fire victim

"Natan wanted Israel to be united"

The father of Natan Fitoussi, who was killed this week by friendly fire, spoke to the media about his son's special personality

"Natan wanted Israel to be united"

Hundreds attend funeral for soldier killed by friendly fire

A large funeral was held for Natan Fitoussi, among those who eulogized him: his brigade commander and older sisters

Hundreds attend funeral for soldier killed by friendly fire

Chief of Staff : Protecting soldiers part of protecting citizens

Mistaken identification blamed for incident in which a soldier was shot and killed by a fellow soldier last night.

Chief of Staff : Protecting soldiers part of protecting citizens

Friendly fire victim's family:

We aren't angry at the soldier that shot our son

The soldier who accidentally shot Natan Fitoussi said the victim left his post to pray and was mistaken for a terrorist on his return

We aren't angry at the soldier that shot our son

Officers dismissed over deadly friendly-fire incident

Investigation finds series of errors, including mistaken identity, led to friendly fire incident in which 2 soldiers were killed.

Officers dismissed over deadly friendly-fire incident

Two soldiers injured in friendly-fire incident

Soldiers engaged in foiling drug smuggling accidentally fire at each other. Two lightly injured.

Two soldiers injured in friendly-fire incident

Ori, wife of officer killed by friendly fire: Keep on living

'If Itamar had made that error, what would I want for him? And the answer is that I would want for him the strength to move beyond this.'

Ori, wife of officer killed by friendly fire: Keep on living

Egoz unit resumes training after deadly friendly fire incident

IDF unit which lost 2 commanders in friendly fire shooting last week resumes operational activity as Chief of Staff visits.

Egoz unit resumes training after deadly friendly fire incident

IDF widow: No anger at shooter in friendly fire incident

Or Elharar, widow of Major Itamar Elharar, who was killed in a friendly fire incident, opens up a week after the tragic accident.

IDF widow: No anger at shooter in friendly fire incident

'Ofek, come back!' A father's tears at military funeral

A thousand people attend funeral of Ofek Aharon, one of the 2 soldiers who were killed in a friendly-fire incident last night.

'Ofek, come back!' A father's tears at military funeral

Heartbreaking: Wedding video of killed soldier

IDF officer Itamar Elharar, killed last night by friendly fire, married Or Sendler only a year ago.

Heartbreaking: Wedding video of killed soldier

IDF to establish comm. of inquiry into friendly-fire tragedy

Two separate groups of soldiers set out without prior coordination to investigate identical incident, leading to tragic shooting.

IDF to establish comm. of inquiry into friendly-fire tragedy

Report: 'Friendly fire' incident at Kabul airport

An unknown sniper fired at former Afghan soldiers at Kabul airport, resulting in friendly fire between coalition soldiers.

Report: 'Friendly fire' incident at Kabul airport

Tragedy averted as IDF opens fire on Jewish family

A vehicle carrying 5 children swerved to the oncoming lane when blocked by Arabs obstructing traffic.

Tragedy averted as IDF opens fire on Jewish family

Land Corps Commander declares safety break after soldier wounded

Investigation shows fighter was hit by friendly fire hours after marksmanship training at a base in Jordan Valley.

Land Corps Commander declares safety break after soldier wounded

IDF soldier injured by own weapon during operation

Stricter regulations have made such incidents rarer.

IDF soldier injured by own weapon during operation

Friendly-fire incident narrowly averted north of Jerusalem

Training exercise in Samaria town nearly ends in tragedy after security officer nearly shoots IDF soldier posing as terrorist.

Friendly-fire incident narrowly averted north of Jerusalem

IDF officer wounded in training accident hopes to return to duty

IDF head of training visits officer who was seriously wounded in friendly fire incident during training.

IDF officer wounded in training accident hopes to return to duty

Prison for Duvdevan soldier charged with manslaughter

Soldier whose 'friendly fire' killed sergeant sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Prison for Duvdevan soldier charged with manslaughter

Police officer accidentally shot in the stomach

Police officer in stable condition after being accidentally shot in the stomach by another officer.

Police officer accidentally shot in the stomach

IDF soldier wounded by friendly gunfire

IDF soldier moderately wounded during arrest operation near Bethlehem. The incident is being investigated.

IDF soldier wounded by friendly gunfire

Friendly Fire May Have Upped Casualties in Be'er Sheva Attack

Confused fighting between several security forces may have upped Sunday's casualty count, senior police officer says.

Friendly Fire May Have Upped Casualties in Be'er Sheva Attack

Soldiers Dismissed in Gaza 'Friendly Fire' Shooting

IDF investigation into death of Captain Tal Nahman finds failures in the planning and execution of the operation along the Gaza border.

Soldiers Dismissed in Gaza 'Friendly Fire' Shooting

Gantz: We'll Investigate 'Friendly Fire' Incident in Gaza

Chief of Staff promises that the IDF would continue to investigate the incident in which Tal Nahman was killed.

Gantz: We'll Investigate 'Friendly Fire' Incident in Gaza

Fallen Soldier’s Father: Watch Over Us

Family, friends bury 21-year-old soldier killed by friendly fire.

Fallen Soldier’s Father: Watch Over Us

Soldier Killed by Friendly-Fire: Captain Tal Nahman, 21

IDF soldier killed in friendly fire after mistaken for a terrorist revealed to be 21 year-old from Nes Ziona. Family in shock.

Soldier Killed by Friendly-Fire: Captain Tal Nahman, 21

IDF Soldier Killed by Friendly Fire in Gaza

IDF officer killed by friendly fire during an operation in northern Gaza. Incident is being investigated.

IDF Soldier Killed by Friendly Fire in Gaza