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Israeli army rules out investigation for friendly fire incidents on 7 October

The Israeli army believes it would not be "morally sound" to investigate incidents of friendly fire that occured on 7 October, the Israeli media outlet Yedioth Ahronot reported on Tuesday. 

The army believes that it likely killed its own people following Hamas's surprise attack, but has decided that "beyond the operational investigations of the events", further investigations of these would be ruled out.

This is due to both the "immense and complex quantity of them that took place in the kibbutzim and southern Israeli communities [and] due to the challenging situations the soldiers were in at the time", according to the report.

It remains unclear how many Israelis were killed by its own army. As many as 1,200 people died on 7 October.