Photo Credit: Tsafrir Abayov / Flash90
Israeli soldiers from the bomb squad search for a mortar shell fired from Gaza.

The IDF confirmed Sunday morning that Reserve Sergeant First Class (Res.), Barak Refael Degorker, 27, of the city of Gan Yavneh north of Ashkelon, was killed Saturday night by a Hamas mortar shell.

He was the 43rd soldier to have fallen in the Protective Edge war on terror.

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One other soldier was lightly wounded.

The soldiers were deployed near or in Gaza, which Hamas targeted with more than half a dozen mortar shells after Israel announced it was extending the humanitarian truce, requested by the United Nations, until midnight.

The Security Cabinet later voted 5-3 to continue the unilateral truce for another 24 hours, until midnight Sunday.

Minister Naftali Bennett, of the Jewish Home party, and Yisrael Beitenu ministers Avigdor Lieberman and Yitzchak Aharonovitch voted against the extension.

Sources in the Office of the Prime Minister said that Israel will gain more legitimacy by agreeing to the extension, despite Hamas’ continuing to fire rockets and mortar shells at Israel, and that the vote will make it easier for Israel to depend the war the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.

Even The New York Times carried a reasonably accurate headline Saturday headlining, “Israel Agrees to Extension of Cease-Fire, but Hamas Balks.”

The article, for a change stated the facts – that the Cabinet voted to extend the ceasefire “despite continued fire from Gaza into Israel during Israel’s initial four-hour extension of a 12-hour humanitarian pause” and that “three mortars landed in open areas near Gaza just as the original lull was expiring at 8 p.m.

Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, explaining the terrorist organization’s refusal to halt the attacks, stated,  “Any humanitarian ceasefire that doesn’t secure withdrawal of occupation soldiers from inside Gaza’s border, allow citizens back into home and secure the evacuation of injuries is unacceptable,”

The last past of his statement is inaccurate. Gaza sources said Sunday that more than 140 bodies were pulled out of debris during Saturday’s humanitarian ceasefire.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. Listen you Jew hatters, internet gangsters, when you done insulting Jews, raping goats, stoning innocent girls, find forum for Syria, as there over 300,000 murdered there…you can do more lectures there or even try to find the way to blame Jews for it

  2. Mir why don’t you stop using FB which was brought to u by a Jew, and all ur super Hi- Tech entertainment, which by the way was also granted to u by a Jew.
    Ur a utter fool! Wake up, people like u make an imbalance and advocate hate.
    Yes I’m an Israeli and Jewish but I don’t hate u cuz u hate me. Above everything we r human so try igniting some mortal skills

  3. Mir why don’t you stop using FB which was brought to u by a Jew, and all ur super Hi- Tech entertainment, which by the way was also granted to u by a Jew.
    Ur a utter fool! Wake up, people like u make an imbalance and advocate hate.
    Yes I’m an Israeli and Jewish but I don’t hate u cuz u hate me. Above everything we r human so try igniting some mortal skills

  4. Time ot cut off the water and other supplies these parasites get for free then bomb them out of existence. Our soldiers are priceless.and all the demonic Arabs infesting Gaza are not worth the life of one sodlier.

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