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IDF soldier mistakenly fired in the direction of yeshiva student

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Saturday night, a near-tragedy occurred at a Jewish community south of Hevron when a soldier shot a warning shot at a suspected terrorist who turned out to be yeshiva a high school student.

Sources at the town of Susiya told Arutz Sheva the soldier was guarding in a tower overlooking land at the Har Sinai farm, where Yair Har Sinai was murdered by Arab terrorists several years ago.

The solider saw a young man running towards the outpost and shouted at him to stop. The youth, who simply was running for exercise, did not hear the shouts and continued running until the soldier shot in the air.

The youth immediately laid on the ground and shouted he is Jewish, and the soldier realized there was no threat.  The IDF is investigating the incident.


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