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Seven More IDF Soldiers, Officers Killed Death toll in Operation Protective Edge reaches 25
inn ^ | 7/21/14 | Tova Dvorin

Posted on 07/21/2014 12:22:10 PM PDT by Nachum

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.

Sergeant First Class 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.

Lieutenant General Dolev Keidar, "Gefen" commander, 38, from Modi'in was killed during the infiltration attempt into Israel early this morning.

Sergeant First Class Tal Yifrah, Golani Brigade, 22, from Rishon LeTzion. Yifrah was killed in clashes in Gaza early this morning. Yifrah's funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 am at the military cemetery in Rishon LeZion.

Sergeant Nadav Goldmacher, 23, from Be'er Sheva, was also killed in Monday morning's infiltration attempt.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; idf; israel; israelgroundop; operation
Seven More IDF Soldiers, Officers Killed Death toll in Operation Protective Edge reaches 25 Monday. Thirty injured.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 12:22:10 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

A Lieutenant General was killed?

Hope that’s a misprint.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Nachum

Also a major and a colonel are dead.

Must have hit a command vehicle or a command meeting.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 12:28:49 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen; Nachum

Bet it’s a Lieutenant Colonel. There aren’t too many 38 year old generals in any army, much less a three star.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 12:29:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Nachum

Onward IDF! There’s no other way to go.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 12:29:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Nachum

God bless them and their families. One can only imagine the death toll on the terrorist side as the MSM are only reporting civilians. I’m imagine it must be fairly high due to the hand wringing in the White House and State Department.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 12:29:11 PM PDT by keat
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To: zeestephen

In the IDF, ranking officer is in front.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 12:29:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom

I think I remember that their high ranking guys actually see action.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 12:31:12 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Nachum

May peace be upon them and upon all Israel. amen.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 12:32:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Probably due to more covert infiltrations via those damn tunnels.

How much worse would the death toll be if Israel hadn’t taken action now??


10 posted on 07/21/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Nachum

Wonder if their rank structure is like the U.S. Army. A SFC is a E-7 and probably takes about 10 years or more to make. These guys seem kind of young (22 years old).


11 posted on 07/21/2014 12:37:48 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Steely Tom
In the IDF, ranking officer is in front.

Unless they are withdrawing. Then the ranking officer is at the rear.

Bibi Netanyahu's brother Yonatan was the only casualty in the Entebbe (Uganda) rescue mission. Yonatan couldn't get on the last plane out until he was sure that everyone else got on before him.

12 posted on 07/21/2014 12:38:44 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: zeestephen
Hope that’s a misprint.

If his age was 38 I'm betting it was. Lieutenant colonel maybe, not a lieutenant general

13 posted on 07/21/2014 12:39:18 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Steely Tom
Re: “In the IDF, ranking officer is in front.”

Lieutenants and captains for sure.

Majors and Colonels - hmmm, I have my doubts.

14 posted on 07/21/2014 12:43:20 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Nachum

Such a tragedy that even one Israeli life is lost.
Needless loss due to trying to keep civilian casualties to a minimum. Those civilians probably hate them as much as hamas does.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 12:47:46 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: Nachum

My brother in law’s officer died today..very sad..a good man who taught him well. My brother in law served in the Israeli army and this man was his officer at the time..RIP to these brave men


16 posted on 07/21/2014 12:49:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: zeestephen

Not a misprint..that General was my brother in law’s officer when he served in the Israeli army..very sad


17 posted on 07/21/2014 12:50:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
He must have had extraordinary abilities if 38 was his correct age.

A three star general in the US Army would be in his 50’s.

18 posted on 07/21/2014 12:57:03 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

From what I have heard from my BIL, this was the man who died..he was his officer at the time when he served in the Israeli Army


19 posted on 07/21/2014 1:00:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum
Looks like they're digging out the terrorists from their holes.

While very dangerous, it's the right way to gitter done.

Hamas lives in constant terror and will soon collapse.

20 posted on 07/21/2014 1:28:37 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: canuck_conservative

Israel needs to make a deep trench separating borders if they are going to allow these unproductive savages to remain as neighbors. Dig. blast or turn into glass but it needs to be done. How productive they are as they demand subsistence yet do nothing but reproduce and dig tunnels to kill their neighbors. Why don’t the Arabs give them a thousand acres of land where they can pound themselves and sand. URRRRRR


21 posted on 07/21/2014 5:14:30 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall pass.")
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To: Nachum

I had wondered previously whether the Israelis knew the location of ALL the tunnels, based on the knowledge that WWI on both sides detected tunneling with tech at the time.

I take that back and now wonder why simple technology isn’t being used to defend a frontier from tunnel infiltration.

We’re not talking rocket science, but neither is the US applying the same on our own border...


22 posted on 07/21/2014 6:00:20 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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