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Jerusalem - In Photos: Hundreds Attend Funeral For Soldier Killed Near Egypt

Published on: September 22, 2012 10:19 PM
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 Israeli soldiers, one hugging the little brother of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi, attend his funeral at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was  killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN Israeli soldiers, one hugging the little brother of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi, attend his funeral at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem - Hundreds of mourners arrived early Sunday morning to participate in the Modi’in funeral of IDF Corporal Netanel Yahalomi, who was killed along the Egyptian border on Friday.

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The 20-year-old Artillery Corps soldier was shot in the head by terrorists as he and his unit were giving water to African migrants who had arrived on the border Friday afternoon. A second solider was wounded in the attack.

Israeli soldiers attend a funeral  of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was  killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers attend a funeral of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was  killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers, one hugging the little brother of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi, attend his funeral at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was  killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers, one hugging the little brother of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi, attend his funeral at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was  killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of late soldier Netanel Yahalomi at the military cemetery in Modiin, Israel, 23 September 2012 . Netanel Yahalomi was killed on 21 September 2012 during a shootout between the Islamic Jihad movement and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Israel-Egypt border. (Credit: EPA)
Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Family and friends pay last respects to Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, September 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Netanel Yahalomi during his funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, early Sunday, September 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel's southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand during the funeral of their comrade Corporal Natanel Yahalomi in the Israeli city of Modiin , early Sunday, Septtember 23, 2012. Yahalomi was killed Friday in a shootout between Islamic militants and Israeli troops along Israel’s southern border with Egypt. The Israeli troops returned fire, killing the militants. (Credit: Flash90)


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 Sep 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM Chaim Says:

BD'E Israel's best

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 Sep 22, 2012 at 10:33 PM LionofZion Says:

Baruch Dayan Emes. So young.

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 Sep 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Baruch Dayan HaEmet . Please, Hashem, keep our boys safe

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 Sep 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM HappyOlah Says:

The rav of his yishuv (Nof Ayalon) said that the first words out of his father's mouth upon hearing the news was "Boruch Dayen Haemet". His sister told the press yesterday that her brother's death "should be a kaparah to klal yisroel. Shana tova." Talk about emunah.

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 Sep 22, 2012 at 11:19 PM GS Says:

May family & friends be comforted among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem & Hashem Yakom Damam!

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 Sep 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM Anonymous Says:

BDE! He should be the last korbon.

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 01:00 AM oy vey! Says:

"Burech dayan emes". This is so heartbreaking, oh Hashem please help us already. Ad Musai?

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 01:37 AM Leibedikeh Says:

His last moments were spent doing Mitzvohs, giving out water to those in need. May the family be comforted and may they only have nachas and good blessings from now on. A Gmar Chasima Tova to all of Klal Yosroel!!

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 02:14 AM GEULA Says:

This soldier was also a talmid chacham; according to his sister. On shabbos you can see him after the seuda learning and not going to sleep. He mamish seems to have been an erliche neshama; may he be a meilitz yosher for all of klal yisroel.

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 08:45 AM Anonymous Says:

BD"E
so sad. There are no words. just tears. we need Mashiach already.
This sounds like a really strong family. Real emunah and bitachon. Haakom yinachem eschem b'soch sha'ar avlei zion v'yerushalayim.
He is so young... HaShem yeracheim. when you see the pictures- it really hits you - how young these brave solders are. It is a tragedy at any age. May we merit to greet Mashiach and see techias hameisim and build the bais Hamikdash all together. m'arba kanfos ha'aretz....v'haya bayom hahu...HaShem echad ushemoi echad.

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM GEULA Says:

#11 you're such an angry sad soul. These are the words his sister said about him during an interview on arutz 2. As i wrote : "according to his sister"

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 03:37 PM Erlich Says:

Hashem Yikom Domo

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 04:18 PM yoyoyo Says:

Wow that's a new low. How old are you 10? go back to yeshive, your menahl is waiting for you.

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 Sep 23, 2012 at 04:26 PM Sociologist Says:

You should ask m'chila from all of klal Yisrael.

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 Sep 24, 2012 at 07:08 AM Greenberg Says:

Comments 12, 14 and 15 all seem somewhat pointless. To whom or to what were they referring?

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 Sep 25, 2012 at 08:40 AM KristenCollier Says:

I have been praying real hard for his family ever since I heard. My heart goes out to them! I live in America, and am praying hard for everyone in Israel! The God of your fathers loves you dearly and will keep His children Israel safe!!

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