The levaya of IDF soldier Corporal Netanel Yahalomi HY”D, 20, from Nof Ayalon got underway on motzei shabbos at 01:00 in the Modi’in Military Cemetery. Yahalomi was killed in the Egyptian border attack on Friday morning when a terrorist detonated himself aside the IDF force. He was a talmid in the Maalot Yeshivat Hesder.
A second soldier, Corporal Matityahu Zalovsky of Nachalim, also from the Maalot Hesder Yeshiva, was seriously wounded in the operation and he was flown by a chopper to the trauma unit of Beersheva’s Soroka Medical Center, where doctors reported an improvement in his condition on shabbos Baruch Hashem, now listed as moderate/stable.
Three terrorists were killed by the force that prevented a major terror attack in an area community. Israel on shabbos returned the bodies to the slain terrorists to Egypt.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)