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Mon 05 Feb 2024 3:33 pm - Jerusalem Time

540 Israeli soldiers have been injured by friendly fire since the start of the Gaza battles

Israeli Channel 12 said on Monday that 540 Israeli soldiers have been accidentally injured since the start of ground battles in the Gaza Strip on October 27, 2023.


The channel added that its information was based on data from the Israeli army, without further details.


Israeli army data showed that since the beginning of the war, 2,820 soldiers had been injured, 1,300 of them since the beginning of the ground maneuver, and 540 in operational incidents, according to the channel.


She added that among the total injured, 429 are in serious condition, 731 are in moderate condition, and 1,660 are in mild condition.


According to the latest statistics published more than a month ago, 38 soldiers were killed as a result of these incidents since the beginning of the ground battles.


According to Israeli army data, 562 soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war on October 7, including 225 since the beginning of ground battles on October 27, 2023.


A spokesman for the Israeli occupation army told the American channel NBC last month that the rate of soldiers killed by friendly fire is terrible, and added that lessons are being learned to reduce such horrific incidents, as he put it.


Israeli Army Radio said, "The number of soldiers killed by friendly fire in the Gaza battles represents one-fifth of the number of soldiers killed during the ground operation."


Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which as of Sunday left 27,365 killed and 66,630 injured, most of them children and women, according to the Palestinian authorities.

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540 Israeli soldiers have been injured by friendly fire since the start of the Gaza battles

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