Egyptian general crosses the border into Israel secretly[/size] Twilight News
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An Egyptian general visited the southern Israeli village of Nitzana on Sunday (December 30th) to apologize to the residents for the reckless bullets that his forces accidentally fired at the village late last month.
According to the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post, the general, who is leading Egyptian forces stationed on the Egyptian-Israeli border, crossed the border on an unannounced visit and examined the damage caused by the bullets fired by the Egyptian forces during a live ammunition training on December 20.
A leader of Israeli youth groups in the village found bullets inside a tractor trailer in Nitsana near the border with the restive Sinai peninsula. While no injuries or injuries were caused, the shots caused minor damage to the trailer.
After the incident, Herzi Halevy, commander of the South Eastern Command, met Maj. General Bairan Doron, head of the Negev Regional Council.
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated that the incident would be investigated and that "the IDF takes these events very seriously."
According to a report by the Hadashot newspaper, the Egyptian general said the shots were the result of training for the Egyptian army near the border, the same as that of the Israeli army, which concluded that the incident had occurred by mistake.
Israel's border with Sinai is 240 kilometers. Several reports have previously reported that Egypt and Israel have been cooperating closely in the Sinai Peninsula in the war against a militant organization since Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power.
Drug smuggling from the Sinai Peninsula to Israel is also a source of great concern to IDF forces stationed along the border.