Photo by IDF Spokesperson on 29 May, 2024

Three Israeli Soldiers Killed in Booby-Trapped Building

Public By Pesach Benson • 29 May, 2024

Jerusalem, 29 May, 2024 (TPS) -- Three soldiers were killed when a booby-trapped building in Rafah blew up on Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The fallen soldiers were identified as 20-year-old Staff Sgt. Amir Galilove, from the northern town of Shimshit, 21-year-old Staff Sgt. Uri Bar-Or from Midreshet Ben-Gurion in the Negev, and 21-year-old Staff Sgt. Ido Appel from Moshav Tzofar, in the Arava region south of the Dead Sea. All three served in a rifle company of the Nahal Brigade.

Four other soldiers injured in the blast were evacuated for treatment and their families were notified.

At least 1,200 people were killed, and 252 Israelis and foreigners were taken hostage in Hamas’s attacks on Israeli communities near the Gaza border on October 7. Of the 125 remaining hostages, 39 are believed dead.