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Ceasefire: Two IDF Soldiers Killed, One Officer Kidnapped

Just two hours into a mutually agreed ‘humanitarian cease fire’ terrorists attacked IDF soldiers – using a tunnel which opened behind IDF lines – in the Rafah Area in the Gaza Strip. Two soldiers were reportedly killed in the attack and another, 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, is reportedly missing and presumed abducted.

A ‘humanitarian cease fire’ took affect at 8:00am following a night of heave rocket fire. The IDF spokesperson confirmed that at around 9:30am IDF forces came under heavy fire in Rafah area, which included a suicide bombing. Two soldiers were killed in the attack and it quickly became apparent that one was missing.

An IDF spokesperson said that the forces were in the area dismantling a tunnel when they came under attack.

The incident came on the heels of a mortar attack Thursday evening, in which five Israeli soldiers were killed in the border region. The fatalities Thursday and Friday brought the IDF death toll up to 63 since the start of the operation.

The names of the five soldiers killed Thursday were announced as: Staff Sergeant Noam Rosenthal, 20, an Armored Corps combat medic; Captain Omri Tal, 22, an Armored Corps combat officer from Yehud; Staff Sergeant (Res.) Daniel Marash, 22, an Armored Corps combat medic from Rishon Lezion; Staff Sergeant Shay Kushnir, 20, an Armored Corps combatant from Kiryat Motzkin; and Cpt. Liran Adir (Edry), 31, of Azuz.

Since the start of the hostilities 63 IDF soldiers have been killed.


  • 1. CHLEAKS.COM wrote:

    The enemy never ceases fire and so should we.

    If you want to win, if you want total victory, you fight and fight until the enemy is no more.

    The enemy does not play by any rules. When we play by the rules, it only works to their advantage and we lose.

    I hope this is a lesson learnt.

  • 3. The Right Scoop wrote:

    This is just horrible. Hamas used the cease-fire to kidnap an Israeli soldier and I hope Israel crushes them now. It’s time for the world to see that there is no good faith when fighting terrorists and condemn Hamas as they have been condemning Israel all this time.

  • 4. btw wrote:

    BTW, just remember that Bibi gave away 97% of Chevron and voted IN FAVOR of throwing 8,000 Jews out of their homes in Gush Katif. Israel voting for Bibi was a great gift to Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad.

  • 5. Liran Israel wrote:

    his name (solider kidnapped) to refua shlema:Hadar ben Chedva Lea.Additionally please say Tehilim for Yehuda Yitzhak ben Iris who was seriously injured in gaza

  • 8. sarah613 wrote:

    no more cease fires AT ALL! there is no point to it. we have to get rid of every terrorist and tunnel. kerry is a complete idiot who doesn’t understand the first thing about the situation.

    i’m so tired of hearing ignoramuses projecting their peace-loving ideologies onto the faces of those who celebrate death as an act of worship.

  • 9. Milhouse wrote:

    Remember the Rebbe’s sichos during the Lebanon invasion in 1982, when Israel kept accepting ceasefires, and the Rebbe kept yelling about how stupid and suicidal that was. Remember his admonition to Simcha Erlich, that if your seat is so important to you, take it home and sit on it there to your heart’s content, but stop losing the war by agreeing to all these ceasefires!


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