Shalom Life | September 02, 2014

IDF Soldier Wounded in Rocket Attack Dies, Raises Israeli Death Toll to 71

22-year-old Netanel Maman, who was hit by shrapnel in a rocket attack last week, has succumbed to his injuries

By: ShalomLife Team

Published: August 29th, 2014 in News » Israel

Israel Defense Forces soldier Netanel Maman, who was hit by shrapnel in a rocket attack near Ashdod last week, died Friday, raising the Israeli death toll in the Gaza conflict to 71. Maman died three days after Israel and Hamas agreed on a cease-fire.

Maman, 22, had been fighting in Gaza during the recent campaign, and last Thursday came home for the weekend. Maman and his younger brother, Tamir, who serves in the Israeli Air Force, decided to make a quick run to a gas station near their home in Gan Yavne to buy cigarettes. Their father, a member of the Gan Yavne municipal council, tried to dissuade them from going, but they insisted.

The siren warning of an incoming rocket sounded as the two were stopped at a traffic light, their brother-in-law recounted. Tamir managed to flee the car and take cover, but Netanel did not make it out of the car.

The Grad-type rocket exploded nearby, sending shrapnel flying in their direction. Netanel sustained shrapnel wounds mainly to the neck and head and was critically injured. His brother sustained light injuries and was released from the hospital the same day.

Reprinted from JNS.org

An Amulet a Son Gave to His Mother During the Holocaust Has Been Uncovered An Amulet a Son Gave to His Mother During the Holocaust Has Been Uncovered TrendingWhat You Missed in the News: August 25 - September 1 What You Missed in the News: August 25 - September 1 Trending Spanish Imam Asks Allah to Destroy All the Jews [VIDEO] Trending
 

Lea Michele to Join Season 4 of ‘American Horror Story’?

September 01, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen

The 'Glee' actress is rumored to join 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'.

Read More

Melissa Rivers is “Keeping Fingers Crossed” For Joan’s Recovery

September 01, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen

The 81-year-old comedian has been in a medically induced coma since Friday.

Read More

Lena Dunham: Leaking Nude Photos is a Sex Offense

September 01, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen

The 'Girls' creator urges her fans not to look at the recently leaked nude photos of fellow celebrities.

Read More

Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ A Secret Weapon For NBA Stars

September 01, 2014 | By Robert Gluck

Idan Ravin's new book, "The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball's Best Players," details his rise from a Jewish upbringing to becoming a well-respected figure in NBA circles

Read More

Israeli Company Hopes to Find Real Treatment for ALS

September 01, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky and Anouk Lorie, NoCamels
Israeli Company Hopes to Find Real Treatment for ALS

BrainStorm looks beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge to treat Lou Gehrig's Disease with their NurOwn treatment

Read More

An Amulet a Son Gave to His Mother During the Holocaust Has Been Uncovered

September 01, 2014 | By Itamar Aichner, Yedioth Aharonot

Unearthed in the ruins of the Lodz ghetto, the amulet reads 'With love, Avram'

Read More

What You Missed in the News: August 25 - September 1

September 01, 2014 | By Daniel Koren

Our Top Stories this week SodaStream, Howard Stern, Curb Your Enthusiasm, ReWalk, Shoes by Jews, and more

Read More

The Ten Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Episodes

August 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau & Daniel Koren

While Season 9 may be a mere fallacy, we do have 8 seasons of Larry David's hilariously awkward comedy to keep us company

Read More

More Headlines