Negev Town to Be Named After Terror Victim


More than a year after four-year-old Daniel Tragerman Hy”d, was killed by mortar fire from Gaza terrorists during Operation Protective Edge, the government has announced that a new community will be built in the Negev bearing his name, Arutz Sheva reported.

The Israeli government is set to approve the establishment of five new towns in southern Israel, including one to be called “Daniel.”

Daniel was killed in August 2014 when a mortar shell struck his home in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, four days before the declaration of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Following Daniel’s death, his parents left the residence and moved with their two other children — Yuval and Uri — to a new home.

In memory of a more recent victim of Palestinian terror, Magen David Adom (MDA) said that it will dedicate a new ambulance in the name of Netanel Litman, Hy”d, who was ambushed and murdered along with his father, Rabbi Yaakov Litman, Hy”d, last Friday on their way to a family simchah.

The ambulance is being donated by a resident of Los Angeles.

During a shivah visit on Tuesday, MDA general director Eli Bein told the Litmans:

“You’re now part of the MDA family. We will come to the chasunah with full buses,” he promised, referring to the Rabbi’s daughter Sarah-Tehiya Litman, who was to be married on Tuesday. The chasunah was rescheduled for next Thursday, and the public was invited to attend.