BD”E: Seven More IDF Soldiers, Officers Killed; Toll Stands at 25

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idf-funeralSeven IDF soldiers and officers have been killed in Gaza over the past 24 hours, as the fourteenth day of Operation Protective Edge draws to a close. Their families have been notified.

Twenty-five IDF soldiers and officers have been killed in Gaza since the beginning of the operation.

The IDF Spokesman’s Office said three other soldiers have been seriously wounded, eight moderately wounded and 19 were lightly wounded in the past 24 hours.

The IDF released the names of the seven soldiers.

Lt.-Col. Dolev Kidar, 38, from Modi’in, the commander of the Gefen Battalion, was killed in the incident Monday morning in which terrorists infiltrated Israel and fired an anti-tank missile at the troops.

Lt.-Col. Dolev Kidar

Lt.-Col. Dolev Kidar

Staff Sgt. Tal Yifrach, 21, from Rishon LeZion, a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade. He was killed in a fire exchange in Gaza in the early morning hours.

Staff Sgt. Tal Yifrach

Staff Sgt. Tal Yifrach

Staff Sgt. Yuval Dagan, 22 from Kfar Saba, a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade. He was killed in a fire exchange in Gaza in the early morning hours. He was posthumously promoted to Sergeant first class.

Staff Sgt. Yuval Dagan (Photo: Ido Erez)

Staff Sgt. Yuval Dagan (Photo: Ido Erez)

Sgt. Nadav Goldmacher, 23, from Be’er Sheva, a combat soldier from the IDF’s officers school. He was killed in the incident Monday morning in which terrorists infiltrated Israel and fired an anti-tank missile at the troops. He was posthumously promoted to Staff Sgt.

Sgt. Nadav Goldmacher

Sgt. Nadav Goldmacher

Sgt.-Maj. Baynesain Kasahun, 39, from Netivot. He was a combat soldier in the Gaza Division’s northern brigade. He was killed in the incident Monday morning in which terrorists infiltrated Israel and fired an anti-tank missile at the troops.

Sgt.-Maj. Baynesain Kasahun

Sgt.-Maj. Baynesain Kasahun

Second lieutenant Yuval Heiman, 21, from Efrat, a combat soldier from the IDF’s officers school. He was killed in the incident Monday morning in which terrorists infiltrated Israel and fired an anti-tank missile at the troops. He was promoted to Staff Sgt. on the event of his death. He was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant.

Second lieutenant Yuval Heiman

Second lieutenant Yuval Heiman

Staff Sgt. Jordan Ben Simon, 22, from Ashkelon, a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade. He was killed in a fire exchange and the events leading to his death are still being investigated. He was posthumously promoted to Sergeant first class. Staff Sgt. Yuval Dagan was supposed to be released from his army service in a short while. His uncle Yossi said: “Yuval insisted on being a combat soldier because in our family, everyone is. His father and brother were in commando units and he insisted to enlist and become a commando like the rest of the family.”

Staff Sergeant Yuval Dagan

Staff Sergeant Yuval Dagan

Dagan was raised in Kfar Saba, and graduated from Herzog high school in the city. His friends said he was “a wonderful person, friendly, amicable. Always with a smile on his face, he aspired to greatness, he was a creative person. We’re all shocked.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau/Yediot Achronot contributed to this report}

5 COMMENTS

  1. BDE. Nebach.
    Look what we have to go through to be mekayem timche es zecher Amelek mitachas hashomayim, al tischkach.
    Nebach on us. Instead of listening to the command of the Torah, we take care of these blood thirsty animals in hospitals, and care for them, and watch not to harm them……c’mon……..finish them off already!

  2. The tears don’t stop rolling down my cheeks for each and every one of our beloved brothers and our beloved children, being slaughtered by animals masquerading as humans while bravely trying to protect our people Each one of them is a trasure trove of boundless goodness. May Hashem avenge their blood
    Libi Libi al chaleleihem
    Meai Meai al chaleleihem. May Hashem comfort their fathers and mothers, their wives and their children, their brothers and sisters and all of klal Yisrael who mourms them deeply

    Tatte in himmel, please protect our dear brothers and our dear children from harm. Please protect all your children from the savages that wish to devour us alive

    May the world who condemns us for daring to protect ourselves, see once and for all that we are the crowm of creation, because you chose us above all other nations

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