An Israel Defense Forces tank fired an unarmed shell at another armoured vehicle during a training exercise by Brigade 401 in the Golan Heights on Thursday, damaging the vehicle that was struck but causing no injuries.
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Brigadier General Nadav Padan, commander of Division 162, responded by halting the drill.
The mistaken shooting came two months after a battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Tal David was dismissed from his post after his soldiers fired a mortar that killed Captain Yishai Rosales, a 23-year-old Mexican immigrant, at a training exercise at the Ze'elim base in the Negev.
Two other commanders of Battalion 75 which was conducting the exercise, and the three-member mortar crew were also discharged for that shooting.
An investigation showed that in the exercise, the mortar that was fired struck about 1.5 kilometers further than planned hitting a watch post which killed Rosales, a safety monitor who had no role in the exercise. The mortar also wounded another soldier in the Ze'elim incident.