IDF investigation suggests soldiers wandered into Qalandiya following GPS directions
Palestinian mourners attend the funeral of Eyad Omar Sajdia, 22, who was killed during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Qalandya Refugee camp on March 1, 2016 in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
Navigation app Waze may have played a part in the overnight incident during which two IDF soldiers strayed into the Palestinian Qalandiya refugee camp according to initial findings of an IDF investigation of the occurrence.
The two soldiers told investigators that they were misguided by Waze into Qalandiya.
Fierce clashes broke out overnight when the military raided Qalandiya to extricate the two soldiers, resulting in the death of one Palestinian, 22-year-old Omar Sajadiyya. Twelve others were injured after being hit by live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, and high-velocity tear gas canisters.
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