Quoted from the Mondoweiss article:
“This is one of the few times since 2001 that the IDF has conducted live-fire training exercises in al-Aqaba, but incidents involving the army entering the village have occurred more recently. On February 22, 2012, over 250 Israeli troops entered the village to camp out overnight; some soldiers slept in driveways, some in doorways, and three even slept just outside the mosque delaying the morning prayer. After the shock wore off a few days later, Mayor Haj Sami Sadeq remarked, “Where else would [the soldiers] feel so safe? We would have offered them tea!”"