IDF soldier killed as a result of terrorist attack

Staff Sgt. Moshe Naftali was killed while trying to assist an attacked civilian

Date: 18/08/2011, 11:58 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Staff Sergeant Moshe Naftali was killed during a combined terrorist attack in southern Israel today, Thursday August 18th 2011, around noon.

Staff Sgt. Naftali was killed as a result of a terrorist attack on his force while on its way to assist a civilian bus that was fired at by terrorists.

The family of the 22 year-old soldier from Ofra was notified of the event and the funeral will be held on Friday (August 19) at Mount Hertzl.

Staff Sgt. Naftali recently completed commander’s course and served in one of the IDF (Zahal)’s reconnaissance battalions.

His mother said, “I know in my heart as a mother that Moshe fought bravely. My beloved son was dedicated and persistent in everything he did. He was an exemplary soldier who accomplished every goal he had. He did everything he could for Israel out of pure faith and belief in his actions.”