2 Soldiers Killed In Shechem Ramming Attack, 1 Falls In Northern Gaza

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — BDE: The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Thursday morning cleared for publication that two soldiers were killed in a ramming attack which occurred near Shechem on Wednesday evening:

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  • Staff sergeant Eliya Hilel, 20, from Tel Zion in the Binyamin region.
  • Staff sergeant Diego Shvisha Harsaj, 20, from Tel Aviv.

Both soldiers served in the Nahshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade.

A preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that the two soldiers were at a checkpoint, with one covering for the other. A truck went out of line, rammed them with force and escaped the scene before the other soldiers in a pillbox were able to respond with gunfire. The terrorist escaped to Shechem where he gave himself up to PA policemen.

The IDF also announced Thursday morning that Staff sergeant Yedidya Azugi, 21, from Revava, had fallen in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.

A soldier from the 101st Battalion of the Paratroopers Brigade was seriously injured in the battle in which Azugi fell.

In addition, two soldiers from the 601st Battalion were seriously injured in battles in the southern Gaza Strip.

All the soldiers were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment and their families were notified.

Two and a half weeks ago, Azugi’s cousin, Sergeant Daniel Levy from Kiryat Motzkin, was killed in battle in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza.

The Samaria Regional Council announced Azugi’s death on Wednesday night. He is survived by his parents, Dalia and Eliyahu, and five brothers and sisters.

The head of the Samaria Council, Yossi Dagan, paid tribute to Azugi and said, “He was loved by all those around him. He had a broad smile and a big heart, and was a leader  among his friends. My heart breaks to see the family, the town, we will remember him, we will walk in the path of the heroes who fell while defending the people and the homeland. May his memory be a blessing.”

May their blood be avenged.


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shmendrik
shmendrik
1 month ago

BDE. HYD.

So much loss!
So much loss!
1 month ago

So heartbreaking, HYD.
Ad Mosai.