Skip to comments.Seven More IDF Soldiers, Officers Killed Death toll in Operation Protective Edge reaches 25
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.
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A Lieutenant General was killed?
Hope that’s a misprint.
Also a major and a colonel are dead.
Must have hit a command vehicle or a command meeting.
Bet it’s a Lieutenant Colonel. There aren’t too many 38 year old generals in any army, much less a three star.
Onward IDF! There’s no other way to go.
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.
In the IDF, ranking officer is in front.
I think I remember that their high ranking guys actually see action.
May peace be upon them and upon all Israel. amen.
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??
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).
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.
If his age was 38 I'm betting it was. Lieutenant colonel maybe, not a lieutenant general
Lieutenants and captains for sure.
Majors and Colonels - hmmm, I have my doubts.
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.
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
Not a misprint..that General was my brother in law’s officer when he served in the Israeli army..very sad
A three star general in the US Army would be in his 50’s.
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
While very dangerous, it's the right way to gitter done.
Hamas lives in constant terror and will soon collapse.
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
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...