An IDF soldier was killed by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Sunday, bringing the total number of military casualties to 43. The soldier was Sergeant Major (res.) Barak Raphael Degorker, Hy”d, 27, from Gan Yavneh. He was killed early Sunday morning on the border of the Gaza Strip by shrapnel from a mortar fired into Israel. The levayah took place at the military cemetery in Gan Yavneh.
Three soldiers were killed in the Gaza Strip over Shabbos and two others succumbed to their wounds, Hy”d.