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IDF Chief Rabbinate Declares Sgt. Oron Shaul HY"D Dead

IDF Chief Rabbinate Declares Sgt. Oron Shaul HY
IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz has informed the parents of Golani Brigade Sgt. Oron Shaul HY”D, 21, from Poriah Illit, that their son is now officially declared dead and no longer categorized as a missing soldier. He is categorized as a soldier who died in battle and whose place of burial is unknown. Shaul was one of the seven soldiers killed in an armored personnel carrier hit by a terrorist bomb in Gaza.  The DNA remains from the scene were inconclusive, lacking a trace ...
(5 opinions  |   July 25 )

Three IDF Soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade Killed in Action HY"D

Three IDF Soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade Killed in Action HY
Three IDF soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade fell in Gaza fighting on Wednesday 25 Tammuz, the 16th day of Operation Protective Edge. The soldiers are identified as Lieutenant Paz Eliyahu HY”D, 22, from Kibbutz Evron, Sgt. First Class Li Mat HY”D, 19, from Eilat, and Sgt. First Class Shachar Dauber HY"D, 19, from Kibbutz Ginegar. Their deaths bring the death toll among IDF personnel to 32 R”L. Lt. Eliyahu was born and raised on Kibbutz Evron, the eldest child of Rochel and Uri. His ...
(1 opinions  |   July 23 )

Name of the Second Officer Killed in Battle on Tuesday

Name of the Second Officer Killed in Battle on Tuesday
The second Armored Corp officer killed by terrorist sniper fire in Gaza on Tuesday 24 Tammuz 5774 is Lt. Natan Cohen HY”D, 23, from Modi’in. Levaya arrangements to be announced. Also killed was Captain Dmitri Levitas HY”D, 25, of Yerushalayim. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(1 opinions  |   July 23 )

BDE: Two Soldiers Slain in Gaza on Tuesday

BDE: Two Soldiers Slain in Gaza on Tuesday
Two more IDF soldiers were killed in combat in Gaza Tuesday evening, raising the Israeli army’s death toll to 29. In the past day, three soldiers were seriously injured, nine were moderately injured and eight slightly injured. The IDF released the name of one of the soldiers killed Tuesday evening in Gaza, Captain Dmitri Levitas, 26, of Jerusalem, a company commander in the Armored Corps who was killed by sniper fire. The date of Levitas’s burial has not yet been ...
(1 opinions  |   July 22 )

IDF Announces Another Soldier Killed - 28th Casualty Since Ground Operation Began

IDF Announces Another Soldier Killed - 28th Casualty Since Ground Operation Began
The IDF announced the 28th IDF casualty since the ground operation began in Gaza. He has been named as Staff Sergeant Evyatar Turgeman HY"D (20) from Beit She’an. The IDF has not released information on how he was killed. (YWN Israel Desk - Jerusalem)
(1 opinions  |   July 22 )

IDF Releaes Name Of Second IDF Soldier Killed On Monday Afternoon

IDF Releaes Name Of Second IDF Soldier Killed On Monday Afternoon
The IDF Spokesperson says the second IDF soldier killed in Gaza on Monday afternoon is First Sergeant Ohad Shemesh (27) from Beit Elazari HY"D. The other IDF soldier killed on Monday afternoon was Oded Ben-Sira (22) from Nir Etzion HY"D. Both Levayos will be on Tuesday. (YWN Israel Desk - Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   July 22 )

BDE: 2 More Soldiers Killed in Gaza HY"D; Death Toll Of Soldiers. Now At 27

BDE: 2 More Soldiers Killed in Gaza HY
Two more IDF soldiers were R"L killed in Gaza on Monday afternoon, the IDF says. The death toll of IDF soldiers and officers in Gaza is now at 27 since Israel launched the ground operation in Gaza. One of the soldiers is Sgt. First Class Oded Ben-Sira HY"D, 22, from Nir Etzion. He was shot and killed by a Hamas sniper. Ben-Sira served in the Nachal Brigade. His Levaya will be on Tuesday. The name of the second soldier was not yet released by the IDF Spokesperson. Three IDF soldiers ...
(2 opinions  |   July 21 )

Preliminary Information on the Deaths of 7 Additional IDF Soldiers & Officers

Preliminary Information on the Deaths of 7 Additional IDF Soldiers & Officers
The ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) informed the IDF at about 06:30 on Monday morning 23 Tammuz that it had intelligence information of an attack planned in Kibbutz Nir Am. Ground forces were dispatched as the movement of the terrorists was detected. There was a measure of confusion for military officials detecting the movement in the brush as the terrorists were dressed in IDF uniforms. However that confusion ended abruptly when the terrorists fired a RPG rocket at the first jeep ...
(10 opinions  |   July 21 )

Levaya Information For Nissim Carmeli HY"D

Levaya Information For Nissim Carmeli HY
[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com] Hakaras HaTov is a central to our Avodas Hashem. Gedolei Yisroel, among them, Rav Chaim Kaniefsky and Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman have stated that we must all daven for the soldiers that are endangering themselves to protect Klal Yisroel. Young Nissim Carmeli a"h, a young Texas native who moved to Israel,was among 13 Golani brigade soldiers killed in combat on Sunday morning in the Gaza Strip. Nissim or Sean Carmeli a"hwas a lone soldier whose parents ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 21 )

BDE: Two More IDF Soldiers Killed In Gaza - Total Of Five Since Beginning Of Ground Offensive

BDE: Two More IDF Soldiers Killed In Gaza - Total Of Five Since Beginning Of Ground Offensive
Two more IDF soldiers have R"L been killed in Gaza on Shabbos, the IDF announced, bringing the total number of IDF casualties to five since the start of the ground offensive. Staff Sergeant Bnaya Rubel (20) from Holon, was shot dead by a terrorist in Gaza who emerged from a tunnel shaft and opened fire at soldiers. The terrorist was shot dead in return fire. The second soldier, 2nd-Lt. Bar Rahav (21) from Ramat Yishai. He was killed as a result of the activation of the Trophy missile ...
(5 opinions  |   July 19 )

An Officer & A Soldier Killed on Shabbos HY"D - Others Injured

An Officer & A Soldier Killed on Shabbos HY
An IDF officer and a soldier were killed by terrorist gunfire on Shabbos. Terrorists succeeded in infiltrating into southern Israel near Kibbutz Ein HaShloshah via a tunnel from Gaza. Other IDF personnel were injured in the attack. The incident occurred on Shabbos morning during an encounter between terrorists that succeeded in infiltrating into southern Israel via a tunnel near Kibbutz Ein HaShloshah. The terrorists opened fire at soldiers with anti-tank rockets and automatic weapons fire. ...
(4 opinions  |   July 19 )

Tragedy In Monsey: Elderly Man R"L Struck & Killed By Car In Front Of Satmar Bais Medrash On Monsey Blvd

Tragedy In Monsey: Elderly Man R
On Wednesday evening, at about 9:30PM, Hatzolah received multiple reports of a victim struck by a vehicle on Monsey Boulevard in the Town of Ramapo. The victim was found in traumatic arrest, and Hatzolah Paramedics attempted to save the mans life. He was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was R"L Niftar. The victim, R' Moshe Yisroel Cohen (76) from Monsey, NY, was apparently crossing the street and was struck by a Honda CRV being operated by a local resident. Monsey Boulevard was ...
(2 opinions  |   July 17 )

Frum Man R"L Killed From Rocket At Erez Crossing While Delivering Food & Chizuk To IDF Soldiers

Frum Man R
A man who was critically wounded in the last rocket barrage at the Erez Border crossing, had R"L died at Brazili Hospital in Ashkelon. His death marks the first Israeli death from rocket fire since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The man HY"D, whose name has not yet been released, was busy delivering food and Chizuk to the IDf Soldiers stationed at th Erez Crossing, when he was struck by shrapnel from a mortar fired by terrorists in Gaza. Additional information will be ...
(15 opinions  |   July 15 )

IDF Soldier Killed In Serious Motor Vehicle Accident [UPDATED INFO]

IDF Soldier Killed In Serious Motor Vehicle Accident [UPDATED INFO]
The name of the soldier killed in the vehicular accident in Shomron has been cleared for release. Staff-Sgt. Yassr Jumas, 42, of Zarzir was killed in the accident. The funeral will take place in his community cemetery at18:00. FIRST REPORT: An active-duty IDF soldier was killed in a serious motor vehicle accident in Shomrom. The soldier's jeep apparently overturned on the road between the the towns of Kedumim and Shavei Shomron. Two other soldiers were in the vehicle at the time. Both ...
(5 opinions  |   July 11 )

BREAKING: IDF Soldier Injured By Mortar From Gaza [UPDATED - CORRECTION]

BREAKING: IDF Soldier Injured By Mortar From Gaza [UPDATED - CORRECTION]
An IDF soldier has been airlifted after sustaining serious injuries after being hit in a mortar attack near the Gaza border. As YWN had reported in our live blog, three soldiers were injured in the attack which occurred near Kerem Shlomo. One soldier was airlifted to a hospital where he is being treated. Two others were reportedly transported by ground. YWN apologizes for an earlier report that a soldier had passed away. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   July 10 )

Lakewood / Far Rockaway: Sudden Petira of Reb Zalman Malinowitz Z"L

Lakewood / Far Rockaway: Sudden Petira of Reb Zalman Malinowitz Z
YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petirah of Reb Zalman Malinowitz Z”L. Reb Zalman reportedly suffered a massive heart attack at his home today while walking on the treadmill, going into Cardiac Arrest. Multiple Hatzolah members were at his home immediately after the incident, but were unfortunately unable to resuscitate him. He was 58. Reb Zalman Z”L, was a Rebbe in Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway, New York and known for his dedication in overseeing the BMG Vasikin Minyan. He ...
(2 opinions  |   July 06 )

Levaya News Briefs From Eretz Yisrael [16:58 IL]

Levaya News Briefs From Eretz Yisrael [16:58 IL]
The levayas in Talmon, Elad and Nof Ayalon have ended and the families and people wishing to identify with kedoshim are heading to Modi’in from across Israel. In his words, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon vowed the manhunt would continue until such time the murderers of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach are brought to justice. Finance Minister Yair Lapid stated “It goes against nature for a parent to bury a child”. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense ...
(2 opinions  |   July 01 )