Three Soldiers Killed on Egyptian Border to Be Laid to Rest


The three IDF soldiers killed on the Egypt-Israel border will be laid to rest Sunday.

Lia Bin-Nun, 19, from Rishon LeTzion, and Ori Yitzchak Illouz, 30, from Tzfas, were killed by an Egyptian police officer near Har Harif on the Egyptian-Israeli border.

Later, Ohad Dahan, 20, from Ofakim, was killed while searching for the terrorist who killed Lia and Ori.

The funeral for Sgt. Lia Bin-Nun will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Rishon LeTzion military cemetery.

Ssg. Ori Yitzchak Illouz will be laid to rest at 5:00 p.m. at the Tzfas military cemetery.

The funeral for Ssg. Ohad Shimon Dahan will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the military cemetery in Ofakim.

Bin-Nun leaves behind her parents and an older sister. Just two weeks earlier, she celebrated her 19th birthday and was set to begin a squad commander course.

Dahan’s uncle said his nephew was “an excellent and valuable fighter. According to reports, he was the last casualty and we were not surprised. I knew it was him. On Shavuot night, we sat with the whole family. A despicable Egyptian soldier murdered him.”

Dahan’s cousin said, “This is how Ohad was raised – to love Israel and care for the country.”

Ben Nun and Dahan received posthumous promotions, with IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi saying that “they fulfilled their duty and prevented another attack on Israeli forces.”

Halevi said that the military will “thoroughly” probe the circumstances surrounding the deadly shootings, “drawing the necessary lessons.”

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