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September 21, 2012 2:26 pm
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Inquiry: Terrorists Exploited Israeli Soldiers’ Benevolence

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Netanel Yahalomi (right). Photo: wiki commons.

The Israeli soldier killed on Friday in an attack by terrorists who opened fire near the border with Egypt has been identified as Corporal Netanel Yahalomi, and an IDF inquiry into Friday’s incident shows that the terrorists – all of whom were killed by IDF forces – waited for people attempting to cross into Israel illegally to receive attention from IDF personnel, and then opened fire on the remaining IDF soldiers at a border post.

“He went to defend the State and land. That is what he fought and was killed for,” Natanel’s sister Avital said on Friday. “He died so we could live here. It was not an unnecessary death. God will give us the power to cope.”

A group of terrorists followed 15 people attempting to cross the border into Israel illegally from Egypt.  When a number of IDF soldiers left their post to hand out water to the people trying to cross the border, only 4 soldiers were left at the post, which was then fired at by the terrorists.

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IDF Spokesperson Brigadier-General Yoav Mordechai said on Friday that the terrorists were carrying rifles, grenades and extra rounds.

“They were on a major killing spree, but were killed within 15 minutes from the moment they fired the first shot,” he said.

The slain Israeli’s family was alerted to the death just hours before Shabbat and spoke with the media from their home in the religious community of Nof Ayalon.

“Netanel was born in Bnei Brak, and then we moved to Nof Ayalon,” his father Shmuel Yahalomi said. “He was a Torah student at the Mitzpe Yeriho Yeshiva. “He insisted on serving in a combat unit and joined the Artillery Corps, where I also served.”

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  • rebuznar

    I agree with Penny 100%. Listen to Aaron Klein tomorrow
    on WABC talk radio am, between 5-7 pm NY time.

  • Penny, what in the world are you babbling about? The mess in the Middle East started when Bush decided to grab “defeat out of the hands of victory” by cowboying into Iraq for no good reason instead of solidifying the justified victory in afghanistan. He removed Iran’s major block to expansion in the Arab world. The revolutions in the rest of the Arab world would have happened no matter who was President. Do I agree with all of Obama’s policy? Of course not. But if you are looking for miracles from the republicans you are kidding yourself. Arab terrorists backed by many Arab supporters help kill the young Israeli. Arab hatred of Jews and Israel has no boundaries and no time limits.

  • sarah

    May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. His family has every reason to be proud of such an upstanding young man. His loss is all our loss.

  • Luigi Rosolin

    Very sorry that more human life had be lost, not only for the brave Netanel.
    My sorry is also for the probably young, indoctrinate (Muslim).
    The generation who are growing up with a culture and hate, are in my view victims himself of wrong example and teaching, hate doesn’t bring any where, only to sorrow.
    My hope is God as is for Israel and all humanity.
    Jesus is in my experience and believed the Messiah.
    Jews need to receive the blessing promise, that can’t be archive till Jesus is not recognize.
    Will be and sooner, that people think, is appearance and thing will foiled as by scripture.

  • Penni

    OBAMA must not serve a second term or Jews will be in harms way!People must open their eyes,look what Obama did to he Middle East!! Vote in Nov.!

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