This Operation Protective Edge is a real war. Maybe the Government should change its name to Wipe Out The Terrorists or some more Biblical sounding name for the same thing. All of the army's operations must be planned to do the most damage to Gaza, the terrorists and the supporting population, yes including women and children, while protecting our soldiers as much as humanly possible. I'm just a mother, a soldiers' mother, not a military strategist or logistics expert. I'm also a writer and since our soldiers have discovered that the Arabs, the Hamas Gazan Arab terrorists had been spending their "humanitarian" funding on building an advanced underground military base against Israel we must change the focus and intensity of our fight, our war against them. It is so dangerous to underestimate one's enemy, and I think we have been doing that for two long.
This morning I just want to take a few minutes as the sun rises in the east to give you some information about the wonderful IDF Israeli soldiers who lost their lives in this very necessary war. Not all of the names have been released to the public yet. Here are some of the names and information.
Max Steinberg, lone soldier from Los Angeles, CA
Sean Carmeli, lone soldier from South Padre Island, Texas
Captain Tzafrir Bar-Or, a commander in the Golani Brigade, 32, of Holon. His funeral will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the military section ofin Holon.
Major Zvi Kaplan, a commander in the Golani Brigade, 28, from Kedumim. His funeral will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the military in Haifa.
Gilad Yaakobi, 21, of Kiryat Ono. His funeral will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Kiryat Shaul cemetery in Tel Aviv.
Sergeant Oz Mendelovich, 21, from Avtalion. His funeral will be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Misgav cemetery.
Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, of Ra'anana.
(quoted from Arutz 7)