IDF Death Toll Rises; Israel Pours Infantry into Gaza

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2nd Lt. Bar Rahav and Sgt. Bnaya Rubel slain in Gaza, bringing number of Israeli soldiers killed in operation to five; IDF says it finds 34 more tunnels; gunman killed in southern Gaza emerging from tunnel, firing on troops

Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20, from Nahariya (left) and Maj. (Res.) Amotz Greenberg, 45, from Hod Hasharon, who were killed when Hamas gunmen inflitrated into southern Israel on July 19 (photo credit: Courtesy)

Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20, from Nahariya (left) and Maj. (Res.) Amotz Greenberg, 45, from Hod Hasharon, who were killed when Hamas gunmen inflitrated into southern Israel on July 19 (photo credit: Courtesy)

 

BY ILAN BEN ZION July 20, 2014, 12:48 am

The Times of Israel is liveblogging events as they unfold through Sunday, the 13th day of Operation Protective Edge. On Saturday, two IDF soldiers — Major (res.) Amotz Greenberg, 45, and Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20 —  were killed after a Hamas terror cell infiltrated Israel through a tunnel and opened fire on an IDF patrol, and later two more soldiers, 2nd Lt. Bar Rahav and Sgt. Bnaya Rubel  were also killed in two separate incidents. In a Bedouin community near Dimona, an Israeli man was killed and four of his family members were injured when a rocket hit a . The army said it planned to expand its operations in the Gaza Strip after uncovering 13 terror tunnels on the Gaza border. Palestinian sources put the total Gaza death toll to date at over 320. (Saturday’ liveblog is here.) Remember, you can also follow @TOIAlerts on Twitter — we’re live-tweeting all the updates there as well.

Read more: IDF death toll rises; Israel pours infantry into Gaza | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-israel-hunts-for-terror-tunnels-after-soldiers-killed-abbas-to-meet-hamas-chief-for-ceasefire-talks/#ixzz37ypOfuVj

 

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