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Three IDF soldiers killed in Gaza
IDF Spokesperson's Unit says three troops die during operational activity in the southern Strip; total IDF casualties stand at 56 since beginning of Operation Protective Edge

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said Wednesday evening that three IDF soldiers were killed earlier in the day during operational activity in the southern Gaza Strip. Their families were informed of their passing.

 

 

The IDF named the three: Staff Sergeant Matan Gotlib, a 21-year-old from Rishon LeZion, and Staff Sergeant Omer Hay, a 21-year-old from Savyon, and Staff Sergeant Guy Algranati, a 20-year-old from Tel Aviv.

 

Gotlib's funeral will take place Thursday at 6 pm in the military cemetary in Rishon LeZion. Omer Hay's funeral will begin at 5 pm in the military section at the Savyon cemetary. The date for Guy Algramati's funeral has not been set.

 

Fallen soldier Matan Gotlib, 21-year-old from Rishon LeZion
Fallen soldier Matan Gotlib, 21-year-old from Rishon LeZion

 

The Maglan unit soldiers were killed by an explosion in a tunnel that was uncovered in a house in the southern Gaza Strip. The IDF said, "the house and the tunnel were booby trapped with two explosive devices."

 

Fallen soldier Omer Hay, 21-year-old from Savyon
Fallen soldier Omer Hay, 21-year-old from Savyon

 

During the past day, 27 soldiers were wounded during operations in the Strip.

 

Fallen soldier Guy Algranati, 20-year-old from Tel Aviv
Fallen soldier Guy Algranati, 20-year-old from Tel Aviv

 

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, 56 officers, NCOs, and soldiers have died.

 

Ten soldiers died on Tuesday in two separate incidents.

 

Sgt. Nadav Raimond, 19, from Shadmot Dvora; Sgt Daniel Kedmi, 18, from Tsofim; Sgt. Barkey Ishai Shor, 21, from Jerusalem; Sgt Sagi Erez, 19, from Kiryat Ata; and Sgt Dor Dery, 18, from Jerusalem were killed in a terrorist infiltration into Nahal Oz.

 

Staff Sgt. Adi Briga, Staff Sgt. Eliav Kahlon, Corporal Maeidan Biton, and Corporal Niran Cohen were killed by mortar fire on their staging position outside Gaza. And one

 


First published: 30.07.14, 19:10
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