Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sixty-One Soldiers Killed So Far in Operation Protective Edge

At Arutz Sheva, "Five Soldiers Killed Near the Border with Gaza":

The IDF Spokesperson has cleared for publication that five soldiers were killed Thursday evening while performing operational activities near the border with Gaza.

According to the IDF statement, there was high trajectory fire (usually meaning rockets or mortars) towards the soldiers.

The names of the five have not yet been cleared for publication.

As well, the IDF said, 19 soldiers were wounded on Thursday as part of Operation Protective Edge. Their families have been informed.

Since the beginning of the operation, 61 officers and soldiers have been killed.
And at the Times of Israel, "5 soldiers killed in mortar strike; 3-day ceasefire to start at 8 a.m."