Breaking: Seven More IDF Soldiers, Officers Killed

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Death toll in Operation Protective Edge reaches 25 Monday; only one name released. Thirty injured.

IDF soldiers in an armored personnel carrier near the Gaza border (7 July 2013) Reuters

IDF soldiers in an armored personnel carrier near the Gaza border (7 July 2013)
Reuters

The IDF Spokesperson’s Office stated Monday night that seven additional soldiers and officers have been killed in Gaza, as the fourteenth day of Operation Protective Edge draws to a close.

Their families have been notified.

One of the names has been cleared for publication. First Sergeant Yuval Dagan, 22, from Kfar Saba, served in the Golani Brigade.  Dagan’s funeral will be held Monday night in the military cemetery in Kfar Saba.

First Sgt. Yuval Dagan, 22, hy"d Courtesy of the Dagan family

First Sgt. Yuval Dagan, 22, hy”d Courtesy of the Dagan family

Four soldiers were killed this morning when two groups of terrorists infiltrated into Israel through a tunnel. The terrorists opened fire at IDF tanks on sight.

In the early morning, two soldiers were killed in clashes with terrorists.

Another soldier was killed yesterday in the early afternoon in another incident.

The names of six other soldiers killed have not yet been released for publication.

In addition, three soldiers were seriously injured, eight suffered moderate injuries, and 19 suffered light injuries.

Death toll rises

Twenty-five IDF soldiers and officers have been killed in Gaza since the beginning of the operation.

The identities of all 25 are not known; however, five names of the thirteen soldiers killed in Gaza on Sunday were released earlier.

They include Captain Tzafrir Bar-Or, a commander in the Golani Brigade, 32, of Holon; Major Zvi Kaplan, a commander in the Golani Brigade, 28, from Kedumim; Gilad Yaakobi, 21, of Kiryat Ono; Sergeant Oz Mendelovich, 21, from Avtalion; and Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, of Ra’anana.

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Five additional IDF soldiers were killed between Thursday and Saturday, including, hy”d: Cadet Bar Rahav, 21, of Ramat Yishai; Sergeant Benaya Ruval, 20, of Holon; Col.Amotz Greenberg, 45, of Hod Hasharon; Sgt. Adar Bersano, 20, of Nahariya; and Sgt. Eitan Barak, 20, from Herzliya.

More to follow.

See: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183164

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