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2 Israeli soldiers killed by friendly fire

The incident comes less than a week after two Israeli pilots were killed in a helicopter crash off Haifa.

Two Israel Defense Force officers were killed in a friendly fire accident near a base in the West Bank on Wednesday night, Israel’s military said.

Ofek Aharon, 28, and Itamar Elharar, 26, died after being shot by a third person they approached during a patrol outside the IDF base at Nabi Mussa on the Dead Sea around 11 p.m. Both were majors and company commanders.

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