- The recording shows a soldier walking towards the mosque and throwing a grenade
The Israel Defense Forces said the Israeli soldier who threw a grenade at a mosque in the Palestinian West Bank has been suspended from duty.
The video on social media shows the soldier approaching a building in the village of Budrus.
The recording shows him walking towards the mosque at night, throwing a grenade towards the door and walking away – the call to prayer can be heard in the background.
An explosion is then heard and the singing stops abruptly after the video ends.
In a statement released Friday evening, the IDF said it was taking the incident “extremely seriously,” adding that the soldier had been “suspended pending a full investigation.”
The IDF continued by saying that “appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.”
The footage shows an Israeli soldier walking into a mosque in the West Bank before throwing a grenade at the building
An explosion is then heard and the prayer chants abruptly stop as the video ends
Israeli police raised the death toll from the Nova music festival last night to 364, after previously reporting that 270 people had died in the event. In the photo: The devastating remains of the festival
Hamas airstrikes on October 7 took more than 230 hostages and at least 1,200 people were killed.
Israeli police also raised the death toll from the Nova music festival last night to 364, although it was previously reported that 270 people died in the event in the Negev desert.
The new figure means that a quarter of the victims of the Hamas massacre lost their lives during the event, and police believe that Hamas had no knowledge of the festival.
Survivors told how they fled the carnage as terrorists set fire to cars, shot others and took hostages into Gaza on motorcycles and pickup trucks.
Dozens of cars were abandoned after terrorists stormed a festival near the Gaza Strip in a surprise attack last month.
Several vehicles burned down, and many cars had entire windows missing.
Tents, including those in which festival events were held, were abandoned by both the organizers and festival viewers.
Terrifying images revealed an eerie silence over the Nova festival site, where 364 people were reported to have lost their lives.
The site of the Nova music festival was abandoned by spectators as Hamas fighters entered the area
During the October 7 attacks, Hamas militants burned several cars and left them to rust
Last month, IDF soldiers patrolled the area around the festival site
Tents, including those in which festival events were held, were abandoned by the festival organizers and spectators
It appears that the area around the festival site was burned by Hamas terrorists
Festivalgoers knew there was a risk of missile attacks. What they didn’t expect was that a truck filled with gunmen would cut off the festival’s power and storm the festival grounds, shooting indiscriminately into the crowd.
On Saturday, the march of the families of the hostages who left Tel Aviv on Tuesday will end with a rally in Jerusalem.
The Tanzanian government also announced that a Tanzanian citizen taken hostage last month has died.
Clemence Felix Mtenga, 22, was taken during a raid by Hamas terrorists on Kibbutz Nahal Oz, although it was not immediately clear where he died or how it was confirmed.
In a statement, Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was in contact with Israeli authorities regarding the fate of another citizen named Joshua Mollel.
Officials in Israel said the two men were in the country as part of an agricultural internship program when they were kidnapped and taken to Gaza.