Settlers mistaken for Palestinian gunmen

Thursday, August 04, 2005 | 
The government has expressed concern that Jews entering Jewish settlements in Gaza are endangering their lives because they might be mistaken as infiltrators. The army reported a near miss when a soldier mistook an Israeli for an infiltrator. Moments before he was about to open fire, the soldier realized he was an anti-disengagement protestor who had made his way from the rally at Ofakim. An IDF commander said this wasn’t the first incident of this kind.

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