An IDF soldier was shot dead early Friday morning in an exchange of fire with a Palestinian terrorist, who was also killed in the clash, near the Gaza border fence.
At 5 a.m. an armed gunman crossed into Israel from Gaza. He cut the fence and was able to infiltrate into Israel. He was detected by an IDF reconnaissance unit and a force from the Golani Brigade 12th Battalion arrived at the scene.
The soldier killed was 21-year-old Netanel Moshiashvili, from Ashkelon. Please, take a moment and say a prayer for his family and loved ones, that they may be comforted in their time of sorrow. And give thanks for the life and service of this young man who died while serving his country.