Due to clashes between the Israeli military and Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his trip to Paris to commemorate the end of World War I. Instead, The Times of Israel tells us, Netanyahu paid his respects to the Israeli soldier killed during a mission in the Gaza Strip:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday offered his condolences to the family of the senior special forces officer who was killed overnight during an operation in the Gaza Strip that sparked hours of clashes.
“I bow my head in sadness at the loss of Lt. Col. Mem, a glorious fighter who fell during an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip,” the prime minister tweeted.
“The day will come when we can tell of all his valor. The citizens of Israel owe him an enormous debt.
“Our forces acted valiantly tonight. I salute Lt. Col. Mem, his family and his comrades in arms,” wrote Netanyahu.
President Reuven Rivlin said he was “shocked and saddened” to learn of the death of Lt. Col. M, and said he was joining the rest of Israel in praying for the recovery of the other soldier injured in what the army described as an intelligence-gathering mission that went awry.
The injured soldier regained consciousness Monday morning...