Heroic Israeli soldier killed in terror attack on Egypt border
Corporal Netanel Yahalomi was killed in a terror attack on the Israel- Egypt border Friday afternoon.
“Netanel was born in Bnei Brak, and then we moved to Nof Ayalon,” said his father, Shmuel Yahalomi. “He was a Torah student at the Mitzpe Yeriho Yeshiva. “He insisted on serving in a combat unit and joined the Artillery Corps, where I also served.”
Netanel’s sister, Avital, said: “He went to defend the State and land. That is what he fought and was killed for. He died so we could live here. It was not an unnecessary death. God will give us the power to cope.”
No it was not an unnecessary death. But does anyone remember how, just a few short years ago, parents used to be relieved when their children were stationed on the Egyptian border — because it was so safe. Not anymore, sadly, not anymore.