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Hamas Mortar Shell Claims Life of 43rd Soldier Killed in War

Hamas continues to attack Israel during Israel’s unilateral extension of humanitarian ceasefire.
Israeli soldiers from the bomb squad search for a mortar shell fired from Gaza.

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

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.

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.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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43 Responses to “Hamas Mortar Shell Claims Life of 43rd Soldier Killed in War”

  1. Hamas terrorists are the responsible for civilians death in gaza..

  2. i said, dont negotiate with terrorists!!

  3. Silent Pro-Israeli rally: Every Sunday afternoon on the State House steps of every state in America to show Israel America cares! Pass it on…

  4. Saphira Toor says:

    They don’t deserve any humanitarian aid or ceasefire ! They harbour Hamas which is a terrorist group ! Israel should not be compassionate with them ! It’s a waste of time !

  5. Saphira Toor says:

    RIP brave soldiers of the IDF !

  6. 43 soldiers killed! Is God really on the side of the modern state Israel?

  7. Vadim Popov says:

    Yeah sure, and your father should of dumped on the wall….

  8. Vadim Popov says:

    No it is on side of Syria…go rape a goat or stone an innocent girl you moron….

  9. You cannot agree with the devil, Israel you know they are evil, stop bargaining with them, just go wipe them out

  10. Baruch dayan emmes

  11. Vadim Popov says:

    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

  12. Linda Gibbs says:

    We support you Israel

  13. Marie Cel says:

    they dont want ceasefire? FINISH then off IDF! im sick and tired of

  14. Did you go to clown college?

  15. Where is the EU and UN about Hamas human rights violations

  16. Sadness over their deaths.

  17. Enough Destruction on both sides!

  18. Dammm it if those Hamas can’t understand cease fire then dnt hold back … Blow off there ass and empty head.. Idiot Hamas

  19. Adam Cooley says:

    wow, didn’t expect that (sarcasm). Just finish the job and rid the Earth of these evil people. If they like death so much help them out.

  20. Jörg Dendl says:

    As we expected …

  21. Leah Joseph says:

    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

  22. Leah Joseph says:

    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

  23. Edinson Mota says:

    God bless israel

  24. Edinson Mota says:

    God bless israel

  25. So sorry to hear that another one died.

  26. So sorry to hear that another one died.

  27. Baruch Dayan HaEmes.

  28. Baruch Dayan HaEmes.

  29. May he Rest in Peace.

  30. May he Rest in Peace.

  31. Tony Mark says:

    SOLDIERS OF ISRAEL,,, “FLY ON THE WINGS OF ANGELS”,, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN;

  32. Hamas not looking humanitarian fire back.

  33. Broken Hearts for our young boys dead to save Israël…

  34. not the media they seem to blame israel

  35. Jean Perles says:

    KERRY, disgusting TREATY…………………………

  36. I am thankful for their sacrifice They are in the hands of God

  37. Uzi Kattan says:

    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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