Elad Fingerhut
Elad FingerhutCourtesy of the family

Elad Fingerhut, aged 38, from Kibbutz Metzuba in western Galilee, was murdered on Tuesday as a result of an anti-tank missile launched from Lebanon by Hezbollah.

After hearing that an anti-tank missile struck the area he went to assist the soldiers. Minutes later, Hezbollah fired another missile which killed Fingerhut.

Elad left behind three children: Yuval (14), Raz (12.5), and Kfir (11).

Efrat Mayor Dovi Shefler eulogized: "Our hearts are with the Fingerhuts, an old and rooted family in Efrat. Elad's running into the fire to help IDF soldiers who were hit shows the education and values his parents gave him. The entire council will accompany his family and assist as needed."

Throughout the day on Tuesday, several anti-tank missile launches were identified from Lebanon toward the area of Adamit in the western Galilee. As a result, an IDF soldier was moderately injured and four additional soldiers were lightly injured.

The soldiers were evacuated to a hospital to receive medical treatment and their families have been notified.

In addition, a surveillance balloon that was floating above Adamit was hit by one of the launches and landed in Lebanese territory. Hezbollah took responsibility for the launches and emphasized that they attacked three targets connected to the surveillance balloon.