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  7/25/2014, Tammuz 27, 5774

Reservist from Rehovot Killed in Northern Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces announced, Friday afternoon, that 36-year-old Master Sergeant Yair Ashkenazy of Rehovot was killed during an early-morning operation by the Training Base 1 reserve unit in northern Gaza. He is the 33rd Israeli soldier to die in the Protective Edge campaign.

Ashkenazy's funeral is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. in the Rehovot military cemetery. A bus will leave for the funeral from the Nahariya train station at 2:00 p.m.