18-year-old Israeli soldier killed by Hamas rocket today

Baruch Dayan Emmes:

ASSOCIATED PRESS – The Israeli military says a soldier has been killed in a rocket attack on southern Israel.

In a statement, the army said the 18-year-old serviceman was killed Tuesday afternoon.

It was the military’s first fatality since it launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip last Wednesday. The operation is meant to halt rocket fire out of Gaza.

The operation has killed 129 Palestinians, including dozens of civilians. Three Israeli civilians were killed by rocket fire last week.

His name was Corporal Yosef Fartuch.

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  • Rshill7

    Hamas runs the Palestinians and Iran runs Hamas. Therefor Iran runs the Palestinians. Yet Israel should live under a constant state of siege? From Iran? Without retaliating in self-dense?

    You “people” in the press are the definition of unfair, the epitome of stupid, the spreader of slander, and the partner of pure evil. You’re scum, with legs.

  • sjmom

    My thoughts and prayers to the family of this young Israeli hero.

    Throughout history the world has hated the Jews and there was even a time when Christians did also. How sad God’s Chosen People had to suffer at the hands of so many. This day it continues as Islamist hatred spews forth in the form of missiles and rockets. May God bless Israel; her land and her people and may He give them rest from their enemies. Amen.

    • BlueGood

      Here here and well said SJ Mom…This young man’s life will not be in vain, his Brothers and sisters in arms will continue to defend his homeland…

      God Bless them…..( and God, Please help the Israelis send those heathen terrorists straight to hell)

      • sjmom

        Their virgins await. LOL

  • colliemum

    This is so sad.
    Scroll down a bit here:

    there’s a photo of this young man.

    May God ease the sorrow of his family and friends, and wipe away their tears.

    • Patriot077

      This is a great link to stay up to date. Thank you. And I second your kind words for this young soldier’s family and friends.

      I wonder if Ban advises Hamas to “exercise Maximum Restraint”.

    • DCGere

      Thanks for the link. Prayers for the soldier and his family.

    • p m

      Just FYI the Army promoted Yosef to Corporal posthumously. Seems he was raised in an ultra-Orthodox family, so he would be an exception to many orthodox young men who are exempt from military service, I believe. God rest his soul.

  • Rshill7

    In my indignation above I neglected to express my sincere sorrow for this young loss of life. I do so here, and wish all of Israel, Divine retribution. I have no idea what form that will or would, take, but just want justice for our Jewish brothers and sisters.

    • Amen mybear. I couldn’t find the words… but you found them for me. I echo your sentiments.

  • This is heartbreaking.

  • Well I cant tell that I feel sorry for him

  • Israelis dont belong to middle east

    • And if you have such thoughts without backing them up, you don’t belong at the RightScoop.

      • Constance

        Whatever the comment was, I’m glad I didn’t have to read it. I’ve often wondered about people who write things so terrible that they must be removed. And to think that people like that can vote and drive. Yikes.

        • He made 2 comments, neither of which were nice or appropriate. I’m just glad I was on at the time and caught them early. Sad. 🙁

  • PicklePlants

    And this just in………..

    ASSOCIATED PRESS – The Hamas leadership demanded an apology from Israel today for the attack Hamas launched that killed an Israeli soldier in southern Israel.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Pray for his family and his country. My condolences.


    …G-D of Abraham Bless his soul.”

  • I read a letter from a father to a soldier to my congregants friday night and Saturday since I have different groups and I emailed the letter before Shabbat for them to think about it. We had an amazing discussion at both services.. A number of the NON ORTHODOX RABBIS found it convenient to embarass me publicly. for sharing it with them on a rabbinical site. See THE LETTER IN THE Jewish Press. It cautions the son to be careful not to put his life on the line and die because he is overcautious about harming civilians. This is war and people on both sides dies, unfortunately that includes children. We need a cease fire immediately for the sake of all. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, founder and president , israel advocacy task force. iatf

    • Constance

      Dr. Rosenberg, I agree that a ceasefire would be the best thing. However, when will there be a resolution? This goes on and on, decade after decade. Negotiating with terrorists is a losing proposition. I am sure you are a decent and honorable man, with the best interests of Israel at heart. I must tell you, though, that I went out and researched what the Israel Advocacy Task Force is about. The first thing I found was this letter, from your organization, to President Obama, dated November 17, 2012. In part, it read:

      “Dear Mr. President:

      We write to express AJC’s profound appreciation for your steadfast support for Israel during the current crisis.

      We have been moved by your repeated demonstrations of solidarity and friendship toward the Israeli people, targets of wave after wave of deadly rocket fire by Hamas – and your moral clarity about the instigators of this crisis and the responsibility of the Israeli government to defend its citizens.

      We know that your commitment to Israel’s security has gone far beyond words of support. Under your leadership, security cooperation between the United States and Israel has reached a new level. ”

      Dr. Rosenberg – really? Capitulation never works. It really never does, with anybody.