Israel's army helicopter hits Israeli festivalgoers during Hamas attack — report

Credit: / Sergeant Matt Hecht (Source)

A new report has found that an Israeli military helicopter opened fire on Palestinian fighters but wounded Israelis participating in a festival during an October 7 attack by Hamas against Israel.

The Haaretz newspaper said on Saturday an Israeli security assessment was based on an investigation by police with Hamas fighters who were arrested on October 7.

Haaretz reported that the military helicopter arrived at the site of the festival and opened fire on the fighters but also wounded several festival participants.

It said, according to the assessment, the gunmen had no prior information about the festival which was held close to the Kibbutz Re'im, near the borders with Gaza.