Israeli shot dead in identity mishap
An Israeli soldier has killed a Jewish Israeli civilian in Jerusalem after each confronted the other thinking they were an Arab attacker, reports say.
The man was shot after trying to grab the soldier’s gun during a scuffle, local media say.
It comes at a time of heightened alert amid a spate of attacks on Israelis and wider Israeli-Palestinian violence.
On Thursday, two Palestinians were shot after stabbing and wounding an Israeli in central Israel, police say.
Police say the assailants first tried to board a bus carrying schoolchildren before stabbing a 25-year-old man at a bus stop in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem.