Sunday, August 31, 2014

YBA and AFYBA Mourn 3 Graduates Killed in Operation Protective Edge

Three of the 64 IDF soldiers and seven Israeli civilians killed during the 50 days of Operation Protective Edge were graduates of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva high schools.

The Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Educational Network in Israel and the American Friends of YBA extend their condolences to the families all the fallen soldiers and civilian casualties, and in particular to the families of our three alumni:

Capt. Tsvi Kaplan, 28, of Kibbutz Merav, was killed in Gaza. Kaplan was set to become a company commander in the Golani Brigade in the coming months. He is a graduate of YBA Yavne, Haifa

Chief Warrant Officer Rami Kahlon, 39, a non-commissioned officer serving in the Paratroopers Brigade, died after succumbing to wounds he had sustained in Gaza the week before. He is a graduate of YBA Beit Shmuel, Hadera and is the father of two students presently studying in the YBA high schools in the city.

St.-Sgt. Evyatar Turgeman, 20, from Beit She'an, was killed on July 18 morning in a firefight with terrorists in Gaza. Turgeman served in the Paratroopers Brigade. He was a graduate of YBA Beit Shean and student at YBA Yeshivat Hesder Hakotel.

Read about all 64 IDF soldiers who gave their lives in service to their country in the Jerusalem Post In Memoriam coverage.

Yehi Zichram Baruch.

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