Daily Israel Report

Two More IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza

Cadet Bar Rahav, 21, of Ramat Yishai, and Sergeant Benaya Ruval, 20, of Holon, killed in Gaza Saturday night.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/20/2014, 5:44 AM

Sergeant Benaya Ruval
Sergeant Benaya Ruval
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Two more IDF soldiers were killed in Gaza on Saturday night, it was cleared for publication Sunday morning.

Cadet Bar Rahav, 21, of Ramat Yishai, was killed when an anti-tank missile hit the military vehicle in which he was riding in Gaza. His funeral will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Tivon cemetery.

Sergeant Benaya Ruval, 20, of Holon, was killed in clashes in Gaza. His funeral will be held Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the Holon cemetery.

An IDF officer was seriously wounded in the same incident, the army said in a statement.

Cadet Bar Rahav
Sergeant Benaya Ruval

From Saturday night until Sunday morning, two soldiers were seriously injured, one soldier was moderately injured, and two other soldiers were lightly injured during IDF operations in Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge.

Earlier Saturday, an IDF reserve officer, Col. Amotz Greenberg, 45, of Hod Hasharon, and Sgt. Adar Bersano, 20, of Nahariya, were killed after a terrorist squad infiltrated from Gaza into Israel through a tunnel.

The terrorists engaged an IDF motorized force that passed near the location where they emerged from the tunnel, firing at a jeep and killing the two soldiers, and wounding two others.

On Friday, First Sergeant Eitan Barak was killed in Gaza. He will be brought to rest on Sunday at 5:00 p.m., at the cemetery in his home town of Herzliya.