Initial investigation reveals: IDF grenade caused explosion that killed 2 children in Bedouin village

It appears that the explosion in the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev last night, which claimed the lives of two young children, was caused by an IDF grenade. “Someone needs to take responsibility,” said the father of one of the children.
The scene of the explosion, last night Photo Credit: Magen David Adom/Channel 2 News

Less than a day after the tragic death of two young children in the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev, the circumstances of the explosion are being revealed. According to the initial investigation, it appears that an IDF grenade caused the explosion, which claimed the lives of the two young children.

The grenade apparently belonged to an IDF grenade launcher. “I came home from work, played with my boy and went to sleep,” said the father of one of the children. “The kids continued to play outside and were searching for plastic bottles to recycle. Suddenly, I heard a loud explosion. I went outside and I saw them lying injured on the ground.”

The relatives of the two young children, cousins aged 8 and 10, are harshly criticizing the IDF. They are saying that the IDF carries out many drills in their village and the grenade probably fell or was forgotten by one of the combat soldiers. “The military is always conducting exercises here and it caused the death of the two children,” continued the father. “Someone needs to take responsibility.”

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