Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

…And so they stand, the light on their faces, and the Lord

alone passes among them, with tears in His eyes He kisses

their wounds, and He says in a trembling voice to the white

angels: “These are my sons, these are my sons.”

The Parade of The Fallen / Hayim Hefer

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Throughout Israel’s history, IDF (Zahal) soldiers have fallen in defense of their country and families. Sadly, this is an ongoing reality as the IDF (Zahal) operates in Gaza to defend Israel from Hamas rocket fire and the threat of terrorist infiltration by tunnels.

The following brave soldiers fell in the fight to protect Israeli civilians. May their memory be blessed.

August 31

Sergeant Shacar Shalev, a soldier from the Paratroopers Brigade, was critically injured on July 23 during combat in Gaza. He died from his wounds on August 31.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Shacar Shalev, 20, from Alonei HaBashan

August 29

Sergeant Netanel Maman, an Ordnance Corps soldier, was critically injured by a rocket that hit Ashdod on August 22. He died from his wounds on August 29.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Netanel Maman, 21, from Gan Yavne

August 1

Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, killed by Hamas terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, from Kfar Saba

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Major Benaya Sarel, commander of the Givati Reconnaissance Company, killed by Hamas terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Maj. Benaya Sarel, 26, from Kiryat Arba

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Staff Sergeant Liel Gidoni, killed by Hamas terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Liel Gidoni, 20, from Jerusalem

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July 31

Captain (res.) Liran Adir (Edry), killed operating along the border with the Gaza Strip when a mortar was fired at the forces.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Cpt. (res.) Liran Adir (Edry), 31, from Ezuz

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Staff Sergeant Noam Rosenthal, killed operating along the border with the Gaza Strip when a mortar was fired at the forces.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Noam Rosenthal, 20, from Meitar

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Sergeant First Class (Res.) Daniel Marash, killed operating along the border with the Gaza Strip when a mortar was fired at the forces.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. 1st Class (Res.) Daniel Marash, 22, from Rishon LeZion

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Captain Omri Tal, killed operating along the border with the Gaza Strip when a mortar was fired at the forces.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Cpt. Omri Tal, 22, from Yehud

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Staff Sergeant Shay Kushnir, killed operating along the border with the Gaza Strip when a mortar was fired at the forces.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Shay Kushnir, 20, from Kiryat Motzkin

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July 30

Staff Sergeant Guy Algranati, a soldier from an elite IDF (Zahal) unit, was killed during operational activity in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Guy Algranati, 20, from Tel Aviv

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Staff Sergeant Omer Hay, a soldier from an elite IDF (Zahal) unit, was killed during operational activity in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Omer Hay, 21, from Savion

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Staff Sergeant Matan Gotlib, a soldier from an elite IDF (Zahal) unit, was killed during operational activity in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib, 21, from Rishon LeZion

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July 28

Sergeant Nadav Raimond, killed in combat when terrorists infiltrated Israel via a tunnel from Gaza and attempted to execute an attack.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Nadav Raimond, 19, from Shadmot Dvora

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Sergeant Daniel Kedmi, killed in combat when terrorists infiltrated Israel via a tunnel from Gaza and attempted to execute an attack.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Daniel Kedmi, 18, from Tzofim

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Sergeant Barkey Ishai Shor, killed in combat when terrorists infiltrated Israel via a tunnel from Gaza and attempted to execute an attack.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Barkey Ishai Shor, 21, from Jerusalem

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Sergeant Sagi Erez, killed in combat when terrorists infiltrated Israel via a tunnel from Gaza and attempted to execute an attack.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Sagi Erez, 19, from Kiryat Ata

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Sergeant Dor Dery, killed in combat when terrorists infiltrated Israel via a tunnel from Gaza and attempted to execute an attack.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Dor Dery, 18, from Jerusalem

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Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliyahu Haim Kahlon, was killed by mortar fire along the Gaza border.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Eliav Eliyahu Haim Kahlon, 22, from Safed

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Corporal Meidan Maymon Biton, was killed by mortar fire along the Gaza border.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Corp. Meidan Maymon Biton, 20, from Netivot

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Corporal Niran Cohen, was killed by mortar fire along the Gaza border.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Corp. Niran Cohen, 20 from Tiberias

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Staff Sergeant Adi Briga, was killed by mortar fire along the Gaza border.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Adi Briga, 23, from Beit Shikma

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Staff Sergeant Moshe Davino, was killed in combat in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Moshe Davino, 20, from Jerusalem

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JULY 26

Sergeant First Class (res.) Barak Refael Degorker, was killed by mortar fire from the Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. 1st Class (Res.) Barak Refael Degorker

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Chief Warrant Officer Rami Chalon, an Infantry non-commissioned officer, died from his wounds after being injured on the Gaza border on Tuesday, July 22.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Chief Warrant Officer Rami Chalon, 39, from Hadera

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Captain Liad Lavi, an Infantry Corps officer, died from his wounds after being injured in combat in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 24.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Cpt. Liad Lavi, 20, from Talmei Yosef

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 Staff Sergeant Avraham Grintzvaig, an infantry soldier, killed in combat in the northern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Avraham Grintzvaig, 21, from Petah Tikva

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Staff Sergeant Gal Bason, a Combat Engineering Corps soldier, was killed in combat in the northern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Gal Bason, 21, from Holon

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Second Lieutenant Roy Peles, an infantry officer, was killed in combat in the Gaza strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

2nd Lt. Roy Peles, 21, from Tel Aviv

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July 25

Staff Sergeant Amit Yeori, fell in combat in Gaza.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Amit Yeori, 20, from Jerusalem

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Staff Sergeant Guy Boyland, a combat engineer from the 7th Armored Brigade, killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Guy Boyland, 21, from Ginosar

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Staff Sergeant Guy Levy, killed by an anti-tank missile fired at the force from a structure.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Guy Levy, 21, from Kfar Vradim

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First Sergeant (Res.) Yair Ashkenazy, killed during operational activity in the northern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

1st Sgt. (res.) Yair Ashkenazy, 36, from Rehovot

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July 22

Lieutenant Paz Elyahu, an IDF (Zahal) paratrooper, killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Lt. Paz Elyahu, 22, from Evron

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Staff Sergeant Li Mat, an IDF (Zahal) paratrooper, killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Li Mat, 19, from Eilat

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Staff Sergeant Shahar Dauber, an IDF (Zahal) paratrooper, killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Shahar Dauber, 20, from Ginegar

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Captain Dmitri Levitas, killed in combat by sniper fire in the Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Cpt. Dmitri Levitas, 26, from Jerusalem and Geshur

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Lieutenant Natan Cohen, killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Lt. Natan Cohen, 23, Modi’in

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Staff Sergeant Avitar Moshe Torjamin, killed in a fire exchange in the southern Gaza Strip.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Avitar Moshe Torjamin, 20, from Beit She’an

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JULY 21

First Sergeant Ohad Shemesh, killed while fighting Hamas terrorists.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

1st Sgt. Ohad Shemesh, 27, from Beit Elazari

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Sergeant First Class Oded Ben Sira, killed by sniper fire.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. 1st Class Oded Ben Sira, 22, from Nir Etzion

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Lieutenant Colonel Dolev Keidar, Commander of the Geffen Battalion, killed by an anti-tank missile fired at the force responding to a terrorist infiltration incident.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Lt. Col. Dolev Keidar, 38, from Modi’in

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Sergeant Major Bayhesain Kshaun, killed by an anti-tank missile fired at the force responding to a terrorist infiltration incident.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Maj. Bayhesain Kshaun, 39, from Netivot

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Second Lieutenant Yuval Haiman, killed by an anti-tank missile fired at the force responding to a terrorist infiltration incident.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

2nd. Lt. Yuval Haiman, 21, from Efrat

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Sergeant Nadav Goldmacher, killed by an anti-tank missile fired at the force responding to a terrorist infiltration incident.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Nadav Goldmacher, 23, from Be’er Sheva

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Staff Sergeant Tal Ifrach, killed in battle in Gaza.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Tal Ifrach, 21, from Rishon LeZion

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Staff Sergeant Yuval Dagan, killed in battle.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Yuval Dagan, 22, from Kfar Saba

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July 20

Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sergeant Oron Shaul, 22, Poria

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Sergeant Shon Mondshine, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Shon Mondshine, 19, from Tel Aviv

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Staff Sergeant Jordan Bensemhoun, killed by direct fire.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Jordan Bensemhoun, 22, from Ashkelon

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Staff Sergeant Moshe Malko, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Moshe Malko, 20, from Jerusalem

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Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, from Ra’anana

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Sergeant Oz Mendelovich, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Oz Mendelovich, 21, from Atzmon

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Sergeant Gilad Rozenthal Yacoby, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Gilad Rozenthal Yacoby, 21, from Kiryat Ono

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Captain Tsvi Kaplan, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Cpt. Tsvi Kaplan, 28, from Meirav

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Major Tzafrir Baror, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Maj. Tzafrir Baror, 32, from Holon

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Staff Sergeant Max Steinberg, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Max Steinberg, 24, from Be’er Sheva

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Staff Sergeant Shachar Tase, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Shachar Tase, 20, from Pardesiya

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Staff Sergeant Daniel Pomerantz, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Daniel Pomerantz, 20, from Kfar Azar

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Sergeant Ben Itzhak Va’anounou, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Ben Itzhak Oanounou, 19, from Ashdod

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Staff Sergeant Oren Simcha Noach, killed protecting the citizens of Israel.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Oren Simcha Noach, 22, from Hoshaya

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July 19

Staff Sergeant Bnaya Rubel, an infantry soldier, was killed in battle with terrorists.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Bnaya Rubel, 20, from Holon

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Second Lieutenant Bar Rahav, a combat engineer, was killed when terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at the vehicle he was operating.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

2nd Lt. Bar Rahav, 21, from Ramat Yishai

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Sergeant Adar Barsano was killed by Hamas terrorists who infiltrated Israel in an attempt to carry out an attack on Israeli civilians.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20, from Nahariya

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Major (res.) Amotz Greenberg  was killed by Hamas terrorists who infiltrated Israel in an attempt to carry out an attack on Israeli civilians.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Maj. (res.) Amotz Greenberg, 45, from Hod Hasharon

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July 18

Staff Sergeant Eitan Barak, was killed overnight fighting Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

Fallen Soldiers of Operation Protective Edge

Staff Sgt. Eitan Barak, 20, from Herzliya

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 We mourn the loss of every life given in defense of the State of Israel.

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