Israeli soldier dies after rocket attack

Jerusalem - An Israeli soldier injured by a rocket attack last week died of his wounds on Friday, the army said, raising to 65 the number of soldiers killed during a seven-week conflict with Hamas.

Netanel Maman, aged 21, was struck by the rocket in the southern city of Ashdod on 22 August, during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas in and around the Gaza Strip.

The conflict also killed six civilians on the Israeli side, including a Thai worker and a four-year-old boy.

More than 2 100 Palestinians were killed in Israel's bombardment of the narrow coastal territory, nearly 70% of them civilians, according to the UN.

The war began on July 8 and ended with a ceasefire on Tuesday.
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Bala Ibrahimovic Makhani 2014/08/29 05:39:17 PM
There is nothing to celebrate on loss of life
TrueBlue 2014/08/29 05:56:18 PM
According to the BBC and other sources the Gazan ministry of health which publishes these figures of civilian deaths includes people who have died if natural causes, those who have been publicly executed by ?Hamas and disguises the number of militants killed by calling them civilians. That having been said, any loss of life through violence of any sort is a violation of the sacred duty to preserve life. Therefore, putting innocents in the path of death is unholy. It is a violation of the Mosaic and Noachide laws of God.
Lerato Marule 2014/08/29 05:57:16 PM
Morethan 8000 gazans in hospital now some are going to die of injuries too...
Neil Henry Wood 2014/08/29 06:11:55 PM
Obotseng you are a disgraceful human being.
Grant Kippa Freedman 2014/08/29 06:12:44 PM
Show some respect you uneducated neanderthal's....
Chase Cameron 2014/08/29 06:51:50 PM
Yawn... here we go again.
Joe Black302 2014/08/29 07:01:51 PM
I sympathise to some degree with both sides. But in war these if you want to break a few eggs then you have to accept a few of your own eggs will be broken. I can do nothing for either the Israeli people or the people of Hamas - Not even to mention the poor, poor common people of Gaza. But I like to think that highlighting the futility of trying to better ones life through an armed conflict to both warring sides has some value at least. I doubt reason will stop Hamas from continuing with their futile effort. Nor would it stop Israel from bringing their might to bear to protect their citizens, however brutally that may be, but I can say it none the less.
MeThinks 2014/08/29 07:22:29 PM
May you rest in peace!
Tian Nel 2014/08/29 07:23:10 PM
the holocaust did not begin with hitler lining the jews for the gas chambers;it began with religious leaders sowing the seeds of hatred within their congregations towards the jewish people.
Mohammed Salajee 2014/08/29 08:55:04 PM
Shame poor soul.AND how many did he murder????