Israeli Soldier Killed in 'Fire Exchange' in Gaza, Israel Defense Forces Confirm

Sgt. Avitar Moshe Torjamin Was 20 Years Old

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Published July 22, 2014.

An Israeli soldier was killed in a “fire exchange” in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces announced.

Sgt. Avitar Moshe Torjamin, 20, of Beit Shean, was killed Tuesday morning in the southern Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement.

At least 27 soldiers have been killed since the start of Israel’s ground operation in Gaza. One soldier remains missing, though he is presumed dead.

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