540 Israeli soldiers have been injured by friendly fire since the beginning of the Gaza war

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

The channel said its information was based on Israeli military data, without further details.

According to the channel, Israeli military data showed that 2,820 soldiers have been injured since the beginning of the war, 1,300 of them since the start of ground maneuvers and 540 in operational incidents.

He said that of the total injured, the condition of 429 is critical, the condition of 731 is moderate and the condition of 1,660 is light.

According to the latest data published more than a month ago, 38 soldiers had been killed as a result of these incidents since the beginning of ground fighting.

According to Israeli military figures, 562 soldiers have been killed since the start of the war on October 7, including 225 since the start of ground fighting on October 27.

A spokesman for the Israeli occupation forces told US channel NBC last month that the rate of soldiers killed in friendly fire is appalling, and said lessons were being learned to reduce such horrific incidents, as he Was.

“The number of soldiers killed by friendly fire in the Gaza battle represents one-fifth of the number of soldiers killed during ground operations,” Israeli Army Radio said.

Israeli forces have been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023, which has left 27,365 martyred and 66,630 injured as of Sunday, most of them children and women, according to Palestinian officials.

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