A goat belonging to an Israeli soldier was rescued from the Israeli army convoy in the occupied West Bank after it was caught up in the military’s aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
The goat was rescued on Saturday afternoon from an army vehicle near the Eshkol Regional Council and taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.
According to Palestinian sources, the soldier’s vehicle was hit by a rocket, killing four soldiers and wounding a fifth.
The Israeli military has denied responsibility for the killing of the soldiers.
The incident comes after a rocket fired by Hamas militants from the Gaza strip exploded near a Palestinian home in the town of Beit Lahiya, injuring four people, and the army declared a week-long air and ground offensive on Gaza, including a weeklong military operation against the terror group in the coastal territory.
The military’s operations in the Gaza-occupied territories have killed hundreds of civilians and wounded thousands of others, according to the United Nations.