Corporal Netanel Yahalomi, age twenty, was killed in action earlier today and another IDF soldier was moderately injured. The incident occurred when three armed terrorists who attempted to carry out a terror attack opened fire at IDF soldiers who were patrolling along the Israel-Egypt border. Yahalomi, a combat fighter of the Artillery Corps from Nof Ayalon died from his wounds. The families of the soldiers have been notified.
Private Netanel Yahalomi was raised to the rank of Corporal following his death.
The GOC Southern Command, Major General Tal Russo and the commander of Edom Division, Brigadier General, Nadav Padan arrived at the scene and carried out an initial inquiry with the forces. Maj. Gen. Russo stated that the soldiers’ determination and swift response to the attack was commendable.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel.