Reserve soldier Boris Yarmolnik, succumbed to his wounds Thursday, after suffering from a serious head injury in a rocket attack on Wednesday.

IDF soldier dies from wounds suffered in Gaza rocket attack

By Gili Cohen and             |      Nov.22, 2012 | 4:46 PM

HAARETZ NEWS

An IDF reserve soldier who was seriously wounded by rocket firefrom Gaza on Wednesday has succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.

Boris Yarmolnik, 28, a resident of the Israeli city of Netanya, was wounded along with five other soldiers in Wednesday’s incident, and was suffering from a serious head wound when he was taken to Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva. The remaining soldiers, who are still in hospital, are all lightly wounded.    
 
Yarmolink is the second soldier who has been killed as part of the eight days of Israeli’s Gaza offensive, Operation Pillar of Defense, which ended on Wednesday with a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
On Tuesday, Pvt. Yosef Nachman Partok, 18, of Immanuel was killed by a mortar shell while helping guard a community in the Eshkol region. Partok, who served in the armored corps, recently finished basic training and was waiting with his unit for an order on a possible ground offensive. In recent days he wrote on Facebook he believed the operation was just; he also criticized the delay in coming to a decision.
 
In a separate incident in Eshkol earlier on Tuesday, Eliyan Salem el-Nabari, a Defense Ministry worker of Bedouin descent who lived in the unrecognized village of Elarakib, was also killed in a mortar attack.
 
A total of six Israelis – two soldiers and four civilians – were killed throughout Israel’s Gaza offensive. In Gaza, at least 160 Palestinians were killed, both civilians and militants.  


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