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June 1, 2012 8:11 am

Israeli Soldier Killed by Gaza Terrorist at Border

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IDF soldier, Staff Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili, 21, from the city of Ashkelon, was killed this morning by terrorist fire in the Gaza Strip border. Photo: IDF.

Early this morning, and under heavy fog, a Gaza based terrorist cut through the border fence with Israel, and when the Israeli military responded, he opened fire on them, killing Staff-Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili.

The gunman, Ahmed abu Nasser, was killed in the ensuing firefight between himself and IDF forces.

“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians or IDF soldiers, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel,” the military said in a statement.

“The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.”

Moshiashvili served in the Golani Brigade, which is operating in southern Israel to protect civilians along the border with Gaza.  Some reports suggested Nasser’s intent was to kidnap an IDF soldier, something the Israeli military is keeping a close eye on this year, with at least 20 attempts having occurred since January.

“We are in a state of constant fighting and our mission is to protect the residents, and we do that with resolve and determination,” said Col. Tal Hermoni, commander of the Gaza Division’s Southern Brigade.

Following the deadly attack this morning, Palestinian media outlets reported that Israeli helicopters struck numerous targets in southern Gaza.

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  • Donald Johnston

    Bless this brave man, hopefully this fall we will get a president that will stand with Israel again.

  • saidi

    Baruckh Dayan HaEmet for a brave soul
    Condolences to his family and all of Isreal

  • While events such as this tragic sacrifice of one of our soldiers appear as isolated occurences, they so often follow on the heels of seemingly unrelated Caretaker blunders.
    In the week prior to this terrorist attack Israel signalled several acts of unsolicited generosity.
    Suicide biombers and other mass-murderers were disinterred and returned to the P.A. where they were ceremoniously enshrined as martyrs and heroes of the Palestenian struggle. (Instead of being cremated like Eichmann).
    And Ehud Barak, now strengthened by Bibi`s rehabilitation of defunct Kadima, once again took up the call for “unilateral disengagement”.
    The reason given for the surrender of mass-murderers was to “jump-start” the stalled “final-solution” discussions called “peace-talks”.

  • salvage

    So one guy kills a soldier and Israel sends helicopters to kill people who weren’t the guy who did the crime?

    And no one sees the problem with that?

    No, I suppose if you did you’d have to be antisemitic.

  • Dov Meir

    The Demographic balance between Israel and it’s enemies is 1:100. Accordingl the price of Israeli dead soldier shoul be at least 100 Arabs

    • salvage

      Yes, the Nazis had the same policy, good plan!


  • He gave his last measure for his people and country. May G-d bless him and his family.