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News and updates about Gaza building collapse tragedy

Prime Minister consoles family of Bedouin soldier

Prime Minister Netanyahu visited the family of fallen Bedouin soldier Ahmad Abu Latif and urged the nation to adopt Ahmad's value of unity.

Prime Minister consoles family of Bedouin soldier

'Not one Arab MK has visited'

The family of a Bedouin soldier killed in the Gaza building collapse noticed one group in particular missing from the many who came to console them.

'Not one Arab MK has visited'

'Following protocol would've saved 14 soldiers'

Reservist present at scene of Gaza disaster says that if safety protocols had been followed, 14 of the 21 soldiers killed in a building collapse might still be alive.

'Following protocol would've saved 14 soldiers'

Israel building 1km buffer along Gaza border

US officials have condemned Israel's effort to clear everything within a kilometer of the Gaza border, saying that it is an indication of an attempt to displace Palestinians and seize Gazan land permanently.

Israel building 1km buffer along Gaza border

Bereaved brother attacks Minister Gantz at funeral

In an outburst of emotions the brother of SGM (Res.) Adam Bismut cried out in pain and called out to the Minister.

Bereaved brother attacks Minister Gantz at funeral

'Maybe I fell in battle, don't be sad'

MSG (res.) Rabbi Elkana Vizel wrote a letter to his family in case something happened to him. 'If I am taken prisoner by Hamas I demand that you do not make any deal to free me from any terrorist.'

'Maybe I fell in battle, don't be sad'

'We paid the painful price of war but we will go on'

IDF Chief of the General Staff says 21 soldiers killed in action fell during a mission to enable the safe return of the residents of southern Israel to their homes. 'We grieve this loss; we will learn the necessary lessons.'

'We paid the painful price of war but we will go on'

Terrorists came out of an orchard and fired an RPG

According to an initial investigation, in each one of the two buildings, there were at least ten charges that were meant to destroy buildings near the border.

Terrorists came out of an orchard and fired an RPG

261st Brigade's operations before the disaster

A short time before the disaster which led to the deaths of 21 of its reservists, the 261st Brigade was filmed operating to dismantle terrorist infrastructure.

261st Brigade's operations before the disaster

Why the Air Force did not bomb the disaster site?

Military commentator, Yossi Yehoshua explains that aerial destruction is possible and is used in some locations, but it is not always complete. It is very expensive and takes resources from other places that need them.

Why the Air Force did not bomb the disaster site?

'Bow our heads for fallen, we will push to victory'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Minister Benny Gantz gave a joint statement addressing the disaster in Gaza which killed 21 IDF reservists.

'Bow our heads for fallen, we will push to victory'

21 reservists fell in the southern Gaza Strip

The names of the fallen have been cleared for publication, and the other families have been notified. 556 soldiers have fallen since the start of the war, 221 of them in maneuvers in Gaza.

21 reservists fell in the southern Gaza Strip

'We are trained and ready for this kind of incident'

The commander of the IDF rescue brigade recounts the effort to save victims of the Gaza building collapse disaster.

'We are trained and ready for this kind of incident'

'Hamas makes no distinction between Jew and Arab'

Sergeant First Class (res.) Ahmad Abu Latif, 26, from Rahat, said that the Bedouin community was part of Israel and determined to fight Hamas.

'Hamas makes no distinction between Jew and Arab'

'Buildings rigged to explode collapsed on soldiers'

IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari reveals initial details of the explosion that killed 21 IDF soldiers in Gaza.

'Buildings rigged to explode collapsed on soldiers'

'The most painful day since the war broke out'

Prime Minister Netanyahu says that the disaster in southern Gaza is under investigation to protect soldiers in the future.

'The most painful day since the war broke out'

'An unbearably difficult morning - in a just war'

Israel's political figures lamented the loss of 21 IDF reserve soldiers in a tragic incident in Gaza.

'An unbearably difficult morning - in a just war'

'The heart breaks, Yuval loved life and the IDF'

SFC (res.) Yuval Lopez was among the 21 IDF reservists who were killed in the disaster in Gaza on Monday. He left behind a wife and three daughters ranging in age between seven months and three years,

'The heart breaks, Yuval loved life and the IDF'