3 IDF Soldiers Killed in Booby-Trapped UNRWA Clinic in Gaza


candle914The three soldiers were killed when a booby-trapped UNRWA building in Gaza collapsed. Their deaths bring the IDF death toll in the fighting to 56. In the past 24 hours, 27 soldiers have been wounded in the Gaza operation.

It is permitted to announce the names of two of the fallen HY”D:

1.    Sgt. 1st Class Matan Gottlieb, 21, of Rishon L’tzion (Maglan)

2.    Sgt. 1st Class Omer Chai, 21, from Savion (Maglan)

IDF Southern District Commander Major-General Sami Turgeman on Wednesday estimated the IDF is days away from completing the operation to destroy terror tunnels. No mention was made regarding rocket fire from Gaza.

The Security Cabinet has adjourned after a five-hour meeting. The forum instructed the IDF to continue pounding Hamas targets, signaling the operation may be increased. Israel has indicated that if and when a ceasefire that complies with its demands is presented, it will be discussed. For now the operation continues.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Too many aoldiers lives are being lost!!! They should just bomb Gaza, orcut all supplies to Gazaand not put any soldiers lives at risk! All the houses and buildings in Gaza are all full of traps, and soldiers should not go in these houses!!!!

  2. Is the UN going to condemn this at all? Of course not. They only condemn Israeli response, but never the Hamas provocation from UN facilities! Anti Semites to the core. Dismantle the UN now!

  3. The numbers of fallen are more than almost anyone expected are are so tragic

    #2 #4
    Give it Up

    If indeed one had a “companion” he is No saint and it is prohibited to pretend.

    We would have been better ,had he been fighting for the other side!!

    (At the most, his ‘MIssah Meshunah’ would be a ‘Kapparah’

    and that possibly would have forfeited with his family choosing to broacast )

  4. Baruch Dayen Haemmes. My thoughts and prayers are with the families. May Hashem give them the courage and strength to get through this dark period.

  5. The numbers that have fallen are more than almost anyone expected and are so tragic

    #2 #4

    Are you really sure?

    Say,indeed one had a “companion”in the worst meaning of the word r”l,it is emphatically prohibited to pretend that he was any sort of saint

    We would have been better,had he been fighting on the other side !!

  6. Has the UN issued any statement explaining why there was a “booby-trapped UNRWA building in Gaza” ?? The UN has poured millions of dollars into Gaza and look at what they money has financed.

  7. Gaza needs to be bombarded. That’s the Torah solution against the evil wild beasts. No more Jewish blood should be sacrificed for “political correctness”.

  8. it is a shame that the media ignores things like this and rather shows pictures of Arab ladies crying with infants in their hands.

    UNRWA, which we assume is neutral, sides with Hamas and allows use of its facilities for terror. Why has no media source or government protested UNWRA’s lack of action to keep their facilities terrorist free?

  9. In other words, UNWRA is more likely to be rigged with, or used as storage for, eplosives. It makes sense to eradicate these buildings because of what they were shown to be. The UN knows this, and they remember the “mistake” in Lebanon. This is the reason they condemned, as much as they did, the usage of their facilities.

  10. For those who are bound to claim that my comments at this momment are inappropriate:

    Judaism, believe it or not, has decisive red lines

    This is one.

    In two years or so hence when murder will be legalized ,you will say the same ,won’t you?

    (Are you so deluged by the zeitgeist?!
    Then you could join countless others over our peoples long story)

    “[History] is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong,” writes J.A. Froude. “Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but moral law is written on the tablets of eternity. For every false word or unrighteous deed, for cruelty and oppression, for lust or vanity, the price has to be paid at last: not always by the chief offenders, but paid by someone. Justice and truth alone endure and live. Injustice and falsehood may be long-lived, but doomsday comes at last to them, in .. revolutions and other terrible ways.” (James Anthony Froude, Short Studies in Great Subjects)

  11. again,as much as we ought to shudder and weep of lost lives:

    “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell