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Israeli tank gunner reveals orders to fire indiscriminately into kibbutz - report

• The Gray Zone

Firsthand testimony by admittedly inexperienced Israeli tank operators reveals orders to open fire upon Israeli communities when Palestinian militants breached the fences encircling Gaza on October 7.

A glowing profile of an all-female tank company by Israel's N12 News network contains admissions by the 20-year-old captain — identified only as 'Karni' — that she was ordered by a "panicked" soldier to open fire on homes in the Holit kibbutz whether they contained civilians or not. 

Ten Israelis were killed in Holit on October 7; no children were among the dead.