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Breaking News: IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza

Merkava tank enters Gaza, July 17, 2014.

Merkava tank enters Gaza, July 17, 2014.
Photo Credit: Flash90

Sgt. Eitan Barak (20) of Herzeliya was killed overnight during the initial stage of the ground operation into Gaza.

Palestinian media reported that the soldier was killed by Palestinian “militants,” but Channel 1 said the soldier was killed by friendly fire. Five additional soldiers light to moderate wounds in separate incidents.

The targets included the home of Abdullah al-Shami, an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza City.

IDF soldier guards weapons caught inside a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa, July 17, 2014,

IDF soldier guards weapons caught inside a tunnel near Kibbutz Sufa, July 17, 2014,

According to the IDF Spokesperson, since 8 pm Thursday until 6 am Friday morning, over 143 targets were hit, including some 20 rocket launchers. Palestinian sources also reported that 10 Palestinians were killed in the overnight strikes. The army also said overnight that an additional 18,000 reserve soldiers would be called up for the ground operation.

Responding to the tragedy, Likud MK Zeev Elkin, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said the ground war would continue as long as necessary. He said Israel would make no concessions to Hamas, and that the terror gang will be weakened as a result of the current flare up.

MK Zeev Elkin

MK Zeev Elkin

Hamas must be forced to stop firing rockets and must be brought to a point where it is asking for ceasefire,” Elkiin said.

More updates to follow

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90 Responses to “Breaking News: IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza”

  1. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

  2. 14 militias dead so far kip killing more plis united we stand with israel

  3. 14 militias dead so far kip killing more plis united we stand with israel

  4. 14 militias dead so far kip killing more plis united we stand with israel

  5. My condolences to the family of the brave soldier who gave his life to defend his. May his spirit continue fighting for Israel.

  6. Harim Uzziel says:

    allah is satan may his name be blotted out soon!

  7. Harim Uzziel says:

    allah is satan may his name be blotted out soon!

  8. Harim Uzziel says:

    allah is satan may his name be blotted out soon!

  9. Chaya Mindal says:

    Netanyahu should have figured the solution out the first day!

  10. Chaya Mindal says:

    Netanyahu should have figured the solution out the first day!

  11. Chaya Mindal says:

    Netanyahu should have figured the solution out the first day!

  12. Harim Uzziel says:

    Baruch Dayan Ha Emet, may his memory be blessed, my heart and prayers to his family

  13. Harim Uzziel says:

    Baruch Dayan Ha Emet, may his memory be blessed, my heart and prayers to his family

  14. Harim Uzziel says:

    Baruch Dayan Ha Emet, may his memory be blessed, my heart and prayers to his family

  15. Tim Meeks says:

    RIP IDF WARRIOR. You have served your time in hell. Take your place with your ancestors. For you muslims trolling: “allah looTy!”

  16. Tim Meeks says:

    Chai boy chulbul khan.

  17. Tim Meeks says:

    Chai boy chulbul khan.

  18. Tim Meeks says:

    Chai boy chulbul khan.

  19. Harim Uzziel says:

    Chulbul like Hamas who hide behind his own mother, grandmother, sisters, nieces, and nephews, women and children.

  20. Harim Uzziel says:

    Chulbul like Hamas who hide behind his own mother, grandmother, sisters, nieces, and nephews, women and children.

  21. Harim Uzziel says:

    Chulbul like Hamas who hide behind his own mother, grandmother, sisters, nieces, and nephews, women and children.

  22. Harim Uzziel says:

    Chulbul Khan is a coward like his heroes

  23. Harim Uzziel says:

    Chulbul Khan is a coward like his heroes

  24. Harim Uzziel says:

    Anas Iqbal hamas does not think their human you idiot

  25. Harim Uzziel says:

    Anas Iqbal hamas does not think their human you idiot

  26. Harim Uzziel says:

    Anas Iqbal hamas does not think their human you idiot

  27. Harim Uzziel says:

    IshFUQ in your dreams

  28. Harim Uzziel says:

    IshFUQ in your dreams

  29. Harim Uzziel says:

    Yeah Anas Iqbal Hamas using beaches where kids play to hide weapons and fire rockets dummy, are you blind?

  30. Harim Uzziel says:

    Yeah Anas Iqbal Hamas using beaches where kids play to hide weapons and fire rockets dummy, are you blind?

  31. Chulbul Khan! We will see how brave your beloved Hamas rats when they have to meet IDF soldiers in a real battle, instead of kidnaping Jewish kids and lunching rockets from behind Arab kinder -gardeners.

  32. Chulbul Khan! We will see how brave your beloved Hamas rats when they have to meet IDF soldiers in a real battle, instead of kidnaping Jewish kids and lunching rockets from behind Arab kinder -gardeners.

  33. Chulbul Khan! We will see how brave your beloved Hamas rats when they have to meet IDF soldiers in a real battle, instead of kidnaping Jewish kids and lunching rockets from behind Arab kinder -gardeners.

  34. Chulbul Khan! We will see how brave your beloved Hamas rats when they have to meet IDF soldiers in a real battle, instead of kidnaping Jewish kids and lunching rockets from behind Arab kinder -gardeners.

  35. Chulbul Khan! We will see how brave your beloved Hamas rats when they have to meet IDF soldiers in a real battle, instead of kidnaping Jewish kids and lunching rockets from behind Arab kinder -gardeners.

  36. Vivien Lim says:

    If Hamas ceasefire, no one will be kill.

  37. Vivien Lim says:

    If Hamas ceasefire, no one will be kill.

  38. Vivien Lim says:

    If Hamas ceasefire, no one will be kill.

  39. May Hashem pay you measure for measure for all your bloody deeds, rats!

  40. May Hashem pay you measure for measure for all your bloody deeds, rats!

  41. May Hashem pay you measure for measure for all your bloody deeds, rats!

  42. Harim Uzziel says:

    Someone dies and you celebrate and are arrogant, wow, real peaceful people, right

  43. May this soldier’s memory be a blessing.

  44. Occupy Israel’s then go against them!come to ur senses occupiers…

  45. Occupy Israel’s then go against them!come to ur senses occupiers…

  46. Occupy Israel’s then go against them!come to ur senses occupiers…

  47. I thought you were the religion of peace?

  48. I thought you were the religion of peace?

  49. Drew Alfonso says:

    God rest his soul.

  50. My condolences on the loss of our soldier! May his family be consoled amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem ! May his memory be for a blessing!

  51. My condolences on the loss of our soldier! May his family be consoled amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem ! May his memory be for a blessing!

  52. My condolences on the loss of our soldier! May his family be consoled amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem ! May his memory be for a blessing!

  53. Sherri Smith says:

    God bless this man!

  54. Sherri Smith says:

    God bless this man!

  55. All you Arabs supporters of Hamas and Jihad, I pray you go to your paradise with your virgins. In plain English, I hope you ****ing die!

  56. All you Arabs supporters of Hamas and Jihad, I pray you go to your paradise with your virgins. In plain English, I hope you ****ing die!

  57. All you Arabs supporters of Hamas and Jihad, I pray you go to your paradise with your virgins. In plain English, I hope you ****ing die!

  58. May the solder rest in peace

  59. May the solder rest in peace

  60. May the solder rest in peace

  61. Edinson Mota says:

    God bless Israel in name Jesus

  62. Daisy Villa says:

    Prayers to his family! RIP brave and good hero!

  63. Boruch Dayan HaEmes

  64. God bless, Israel and their soldiers who is fighting against Hamas and their evil doing against humanity

  65. Sending our condolences to the family. :(

  66. Ali Shah says:

    You r chosen by GOD,Hence u r allow to kill innocent people .

  67. Rest in peace, brave soldier!

  68. Very sad. Baruch Dayen Emet.

  69. Sincere Condolences to His Family , Friends and all Israel.

  70. I just read the first Tzahal soldier has died in the ground offensive. Already there are 60 posts on the Jewish Press article many by Christians. Here’s the thing.

    Jews, the armies of Israel (the tzeva’ot khayil L’yisra’el) have been in a battle for thousands of years defending what we are and we can die in more than one way. Just like the pagan nations that always surrounded Jews, Christians have both murdered us physically but also spiritually. A Christianized Jew is a dead Jew, and just as Christians now “support” Israel against Hamas and terrorism they also support a Hamas and terrorism of Christian missionaries trying to convert Jews to paganism to worship a dead god as evil as any other enemy of Israel.

  71. A brave solder, may he rest in peace.

  72. May his soul rest in peace.our condolance to his family

  73. Praying for Israel and Jerusalem

  74. Tess Redding says:

    God bless you RIP

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