Israel-Hizbullah conflict: Victims of rocket attacks and IDF casualties

Israel-Hizbullah conflict: Victims of rocket attacks and IDF casualties

7/12/2006

July-August 2006

The remains of Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Ehud Goldwasser and 1st Sgt.(res.) Eldad Regev, abducted in the attack on the IDF patrol jeep, were returned to Israel on July 16, 2008.

During the Second Lebanon War, 44 Israeli civilians and 119 IDF soldiers were killed.
(Note: The figure for civilians includes four who died of heart attacks during rocket attacks.)

July 12, 2006

- Killed in IDF patrol jeeps:

  • Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Eyal Benin, 22, of Beersheba
  • Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Shani Turgeman, 24, of Beit Shean
  • Sgt.-Maj. Wassim Nazal, 26, of Yanuah

- Tank crew hit by mine in Lebanon:

  • St.-Sgt. Alexei Kushnirski, 21, of Nes Ziona
  • St.-Sgt. Yaniv Bar-on, 20, of Maccabim
  • Sgt. Gadi Mosayev, 20, of Akko
  • Sgt. Shlomi Yirmiyahu, 20, of  Rishon Lezion

- Killed trying to retrieve tank crew:

  • Sgt. Nimrod Cohen, 19, of Mitzpe Shalem



Eyal Benin
 
Shani Turgeman
 
Wassim Nazal
 
Nimrod Cohen

Alexei Kushnirski
 
Yaniv Bar-on
 
Gadi Mosayev
 
 Shlomi Yirmiyahu

July 13, 2006

  • Two Israelis were killed by Katyusha rockets fired by Hizbullah: Monica Seidman (Lehrer), 40, of  Nahariya  was killed in her home; Nitzo Rubin, 33, of Safed, was killed while on his way to visit his children. 


Monica Seidman (Lehrer)
 
Nitzo Rubin

 
 

July 14, 2006

  • Omer Pesachov, 7, of Nahariya and his grandmother Yehudit Itzkovitch, 58, of Moshav Meron were killed by a Katyusha rocket in Meron.


Omer Pesachov
 
Yehudit Itzkovitch
 
 

  • Staff Sgt. Tal Amgar, 21, of Ashdod; Cpl. Shai Atias, 19, of Rishon Lezion; Sgt. Yaniv Hershkovitz, 21, of Haifa; and  First Sgt. Dov Steinshuss, 37, of Karmiel were killed by a Hizbullah missile attack on an Israeli naval vessel off the coast of Lebanon.


Tal Amgar
 
Shai Atias
 
Yaniv Hershkovitz
 
Dov Steinshuss

July 16, 2006

  • Eight employees of Israel Railways were killed in a direct hit by a Hizbullah rocket at the Haifa train depot:
    Shmuel Ben Shimon, 41, of Yokneam Illit; Asael Damti, 39, of Kiryat Yam; Nissim Elharar, 43, of Kiryat Ata; David Feldman, 28, of Kiryat Yam; Rafi Hazan, 30, of Haifa; Dennis Lapidos, 24, of Kiryat Yam; Reuven Levy, 46, of Kiryat Ata; and Shlomi Mansura, 35, of Nahariya.


Shmuel B. Shimon
 
Asael Damti
 
Nissim Elharar
 
David Feldman

Rafi Hazan
 
Dennis Lapidos
 
Reuven Levy
 
 Shlomi Mansura

July 18, 2006

  • Andrei Zelinksy, 36, of Nahariya was killed by a rocket on his way to a bomb shelter.


Andrei Zelinksy
 
 
 

July 19, 2006

  • St.-Sgt. Yonatan Hadasi, 21, of Kibbutz Merhavia and St.-Sgt. Yotam Gilboa, 21, of Kibbutz Maoz Haim were killed in exchanges of fire between IDF and Hizbullah in south Lebanon, near Moshav Avivim.
  • Rabia Abed Taluzi (3) and his brother Mahmoud (7) were killed in a Katyusha rocket attacka on Nazareth.


Yonatan Hadasi
 
Yotam Gilboa
       
Rabia Taluzi
 
 Mahmoud Taluzi

July 20, 2006

  • Maj. Benjamin (Benji) Hillman, 27, of Maccabim Re'ut; St.-Sgt. Refanael Muskal,  21, of Mazkeret Batya; St.-Sgt. Nadav Baeloha, 21, of Karmiel; St.-Sgt. Liran Saadia, 21, of Kiryat Shmona; and St.-Sgt. Yonatan (Sergei) Vlasyuk, 21, of Kibbutz Lahav were killed in exchanges of fire in the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras, near Avivim.
  • Maj. Ran Yehoshua Kochva, 37, of Beit Hanania, was killed when two Air Force combat helicopters collided close to Ramot Naftali, south of Kiryat Shmona.


Benji Hillman
 
Rafanael Muskal
 
Nadav Baeloha
 
Liran Saadia

Yonatan Vlasyuk
 
Ran Kochva
 
 
 

July 23, 2006

  • Shimon Glicklich, 60, of Haifa was killed while driving his car in Haifa.
  • Habib Isa Awad, 48, of Iblin, was killed while working in the carpentry shop in Kiryat Ata.


Shimon Glicklich
 
Habib Awad
 
 

July 24, 2006

  • 2nd Lt. Lotan Slavin, 21, of  Hatzeva was killed when an anti-tank missile hit his Merkava tank. St.-Sgt. Kobi Smileg, 20, of Rehovot was killed when another tank went over a powerful landmine.
  • Pilots Col. Zvi Luft, 42, of Kibbutz Hogla and 1st Lt. Tom Farkash, 23, of Caesarea were killed when their Apache helicopter crashed north of Safed while assisting ground troops in Lebanon.


Lotan Slavin
 
Kobi Smileg
 
Zvi Luft
 
Tom Farkash

July 25, 2006

  • Doua Abbas, 15, of Maghar was killed while watching TV when a rocket struck her home, located near the village mosque.
  • David Mazen, 75, of Bat Galim, Haifa, suffered a heart attack during a Katyusha strike, and collapsed and died while trying to reach a bomb shelter.


Doua Abbas
 
 David Mazen
 
 

July 26, 2006

  • Eight soldiers from the Golani Brigade were killed in battle in Bint Jbeil: Maj. Ro'i Klein, 31, of Eli; Lt. Amihai Merhavia, 24, of Eli; Lt. Alexander Shwartzman, 24, of Akko; Sgt. Shimon Adega, 21, of Kiryat Gat; St.-Sgt. Edan Cohen, 21, of Jaffa; St.-Sgt. Shimon Dahan, 20, of Ashdod;  Cpl. Ohad Klausner, 20, of Bet Horon; and Cpl. Assaf Namer, 27, of Kiryat Yam.
  • Paratrooper Lt. Yiftah Shreirer, 21, of Haifa was killed by an anti-tank missile near Maroun al-Ras.
  • Bakir Kurdi, 63, of Acre suffered a heart attack during a Katyusha attack on July 26. He died on August 11.


Ro'i Klein
 
Amihai Merhavia
 
Alex Schwartzman
 
Shimon Adega

Edan Cohen
 
Shimon Dahan
 
Ohad Klausner
 
 Assaf Namer

Yiftah Shreier
 
 

Aug 1, 2006

  • Lt. Ilan Gabai, 21, of Kiryat Tivon, St.-Sgt. Yonatan Einhorn, 22, of Moshav Gizmo, and St.-Sgt. Michael Levin, 21, of Jerusalem were killed in battles with Hizbullah in Aita a-Sha'ab in southern Lebanon.


Ilan Gabai
 
Yonatan Einhorn
 
Michael Levin
 

Aug 2, 2006

  • David Martin Lelchook, 52, of Kibbutz Sa'ar, north of Nahariya, was killed by a Katyusha rocket while riding his bike in the kibbutz.
  • Sgt. Adi Cohen, 18, of Hadera was killed in battle with Hizbullah in Aita a-Sha'ab in southern Lebanon


Dave Lelchook
      
Adi Cohen
 
 

Aug 3, 2006

  • Killed by Katyusha rockets in Acre: Shimon Zribi, 44, and his daugher Mazal, 15; Albert Ben-Abu, 41; Arieh Tamam, 51, and his brother Amos Tiran Tamam, 31 all of Acre.
  • Killed by a Katyusha rocket near Ma'alot-Tarshiha: Three Israeli Arabs from Tarshiha: Shanati Shanati, 18, Amir Naeem, 18, and Muhammed Fa'ur, 17.


Shimon Zribi
 
Mazal Zribi
 
Arieh Tamam
 
Tiran Tamam

Albert Ben-Abu
 
Shanati Shanati
 
Amir Naeem
 
 Muhammed Fa'ur

  • Sgt. Itamar Zur, 19, of Be'er Tuvia; Sgt. Andrei Brudner, 18, of Rishon Lezion; and Sgt. Alon Feintuch, 19, of Kiryat Haim were killed when their Merkava tank was hit by an anti-tank missile in Rajamin in southern Lebanon. Cpl. Yonatan Sharabi, 19, of Petah Tikva was killed by anti-tank fire in Taibeh.


Itamar Zur
 
Andrei Brudner
 
Alon Feintuch
 
Yonatan Sharabi

Aug 4, 2006

  • Manal Azzam, 27-year-old mother of two, was killed in the Arab Druze village of Maghar in the Galilee.
  • Bahaa al-Din Kareim, 35, and Muhammed Mana, 24, were killed in the Israeli Arab town of Majdal Krum.


Manal Azzam
 
Muhammed Mana
 
 Bahaa Kareim
 

  • St.-Sgt. Daniel Shiran, 20, of Haifa, and St.-Sgt. Omri Haim Almakayes-Yaakobovitch, 20, of Ramla of the Golani Brigade were killed overnight by an anti-tank missile in the south Lebanese village of Markabeh. Capt.(res.) Igor Rothstein, 34, of Moshav Poriah, a doctor who volunteered for reserve duty, was killed. 


Daniel Shiran
 
Ormi Almakayes
 
Igor Rothstein
 

Aug 5, 2006

  • Sgt. Or Shahar , 20, of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, was killed by a mortar shell near the village of Nabi al-Awadi in the eastern sector of south Lebanon.
  • Cpl.(res.) Kiril Kashdan, 26, of Haifa was killed when an anti-tank missile hit a building in the soutm Lebanese village of Aita a-Sha'ab.


Or Shahar
 
Kiril Kashdan
 

  • Frida Kellner, 87, of Kiryat Ata died of a heart attack while taking cover in a bomb shelter during the rocket strikes on the Haifa suburbs.
  • Fadiya Juma'a, 58, and her daughters Samira, 30, and Sultana, 25, and  were killed in the courtyard of their home in the Bedouin village of Arab al-Aramshe near the border between Israel and Lebanon.


Frida Kellner
 
Fadiya Juma'a
 
Sultana Juma'a
 
Samira Juma'a

Aug 6, 2006

  • Twelve IDF reservists were killed by a Katyusha rocket near Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, north of Kiryat Shmona, as they were preparing to enter Lebanon. 
    Capt. Eliyahu Elkariaf, 34, of Moshav Granot
    CWO Yosef Karkash, 41, of Afula
    Warr.Ofc. Shmuel Halfon, 41, of Bat Yam
    St.-Sgt.Maj. Daniel Ben-David, 38, of Moshav Ahituv
    St.-Sgt.Maj. Shlomo Bucharis, 36, of Moshav Sde Yitzhak
    Sgt.-Maj. Ziv Balali, 28, of Kfar Sava
    Sgt.-Maj. Marian Berkowitz, 31, of Ashdod
    Sgt.-Maj. Ro’i Yaish, 27, of Herzliya
    St.-Sgt. Yehuda Greenfeld, 27, of Maale Michmas
    St.-Sgt. Shaul Shai Michlowitz, 21, of Netanya
    Sgt. Gregory Aharonov, 34, of Or Akiva
    Sgt.-Maj. Mordechai Abutbul, 28, of Shlomi


Eliyahu Elkariaf
 
Yosef Karkash
 
Shmuel Halfon
 
Daniel Ben-David

Shlomo Bucharis
 
Ziv Balali
 
Marian Berkowitz
 
 Ro'i Yaish

Yehuda Greenfeld
 
Shaul Michlowitz
 
Gregory Aharonov
 
Mordechai Abutbul
 

  • Three people were killed when rockets struck at seven residential locations in Haifa: Hana Hamam, 62, and Labiba Mazawi, 67, of Haifa, and Roni Rubinsky, 30, of Kiryat Motzkin.
    Dr. Tamara Lucca, 84, of Haifa, died of a heart attack on hearing the rockets fall near her home.


Hana Hamam
 
Labiba Mazawi
 
Roni Rubinsky
 


Tamara Lucca

Aug 7, 2006

  • Paratrooper St.-Sgt. Moshe (Malko) Ambao, 22, of Lod was killed in fighting in Bint Jbeil. Maj.(res.) Yotam Lotan, 33, of Kibbutz Beit Hashita and St.-Sgt.(res.) Noam Meirson, 23, of Jerusalem from the armored corps were killed by an anti-tank missile that struck the tank's turret. 
  • St.-Sgt. Philip Mosko, 21, of Maale Adumim, who served as a paramedic in the Paratrooper Brigade, was killed during exchanges of fire between IDF soldiers and Hizbullah in the village of Dibel, near Bint Jbeil.


Moshe Ambao
 
Yotam Lotan
 
Noam Meirson
 


Philip Mosko

Aug 8, 2006

  • Two IDF reservists were killed in the south Lebanese village of Labouna before dawn: Capt.(res.) Gilad Balhasan, 28, of Karmiel; and St.-Sgt.(res.) Yesamu Yalau, 26, of Or Yehuda. 
  • Two paratroopers were killed in Bint Jbeil: St.-Sgt. Oren Lifschitz, 21, of Kibbutz Gazit, and St.-Sgt. Moran Cohen, 21, of Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov.

Gilad Balhasan
 
Yesamu Yalau
 
Moran Cohen
 


Oren Lifschitz

Aug 9, 2006

  • 15 reserve soldiers were killed and 40 wounded in four different incidents in south Lebanon:
    A paratrooper was killed and 10 wounded by friendly fire from an IDF tank in the village of A-Taibeh in the eastern sector of south Lebanon.
    Nine paratroopers were killed and 11 wounded by anti-tank missiles fired on a house in the village of Debel, in the central sector.
    Four reservists from an armored brigade were killed when their tank was hit by an anti-tank missile, in Ayta al-Shaab.
    An infantryman was killed by a mortar near Marjayoun.
  • Capt.(res.) Gilad Stukelman, 26, of Moshav Tamrat
    Capt.(res.) Yoni (Leon) Shmucher, 30, of Bet Nehemiah
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Igor Kovalik, 26, of Upper Nazareth
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Noam Goldman, 27, of Tel Aviv
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) David Shmidov, 25, of Jerusalem
    St.-Sgt.(res.) Nir Cohen, 22, of Maccabim
    St.-Sgt.(res.) Ben (Binyamin) Sela, 24, of Koranit
    Maj.(res.) Natan Yahav, 36, of Kiryat Ono
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Asher Reuven Novik, 36, of Kanaf
    St.-Sgt. Adi Salim, 22, of Beit Hashmonai
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Elad Dan, 25, of Kibbutz Eilot
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Gilad Zussman, 26,  of Eli
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Idan Kobi, 26, of Eilat
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Naor Kalo, 25, of Kibbutz Maagan Michael
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Nimrod Segev, 28, of Ramat Gan


Gilad Stukelman
 
Yoni Shmucher
 
Igor Kovalik
 
Noam Goldman

David Shmidov
 
Nir Cohen
 
Ben Sela
 
 Natan Yahav

Asher Novik
 
Adi Salim
 
Elad Dan
 
Gilad Zussman

Idan Kobi
 
Naor Kalo
 
Nimrod Segev
 
 

Aug 10, 2006

  • Mariam Assadi, 26, and her son Fathi Ahmed Assadi, 5, were killed in a direct hit by a Katyusha rocket on their home in the Israeli Arab village of Dir el-Asad.
  • IDF reservist Sgt.-Maj. Alon Samooha, 35, of Hod Hasharon was killed when a missile struck his tank in the el-Khiam area in south Lebanon.
  • Maj.(res.) Nimrod Hillel, 32, of Rosh Ha'ayin was killed in Labouna.


Mariam Assadi
 
Fathi Assadi
       
Alon Samooha
 
 Nimrod Hillel

Aug 11, 2006

  • Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Aharon Yehezkel, 32, of Kfar Yedidya was killed in exchanges of fire with Hizbullah terrorists in the south Lebanese village of Rashef.


Aharon Yehezkel
 
 
 

Aug 12, 2006

  • 19 IDF soldiers were killed in ground operations and 85 were injured. (Details of operations) 
    Capt. Shai Bernstein, 24, of Beersheva
    St.-Sgt. Tzahi Krips, 20, of Kibbutz Hama'apil
    St.-Sgt. Itai Steinberger, 21, of Karmei Yosef
    Sgt. Yosef Abitbol, 19, of Gan Ner
    Sgt. Yonatan Ankonina, 21, of Netanya
    Sgt. Yaniv Tamerson, 21, of Tzipori
    Cpl. Ya'ar Ben Giat, 19, of Nahsholim
    Cpl. Tomer Amar, 19, of Julis
    St.-Sgt. Amsa (Ami) Meshulami, 20, of Ofra
    Sgt. Yohann Zerbib, 22, of Tel Aviv
    Capt. Benaya Rein, 27, of Karnei Shomron
    St.-Sgt. Adam Goren, 21, of Kibbutz Ma'abarot
    Sgt. Alexander Bonimovitch, 19, of Netanya
    St.-Sgt. Oz Zemah, 20, of Maccabim-Reut
    Sgt. Haran Lev, 20, of Kibbutz Ma'ayan Barukh
    Sgt. Dan Breuer, 19, of Beit Hillel
    Cpl. Yigal Nissan, 19, of Ma'ale Adumim
    St.-Sgt. Ido Grabovsky, 20, of Rosh Ha'ayin
    St.-Sgt. Uri Grossman, 20, of Mevaseret Zion


Shai Bernstein
 
Tzahi Krips
 
Itai Steinberger
 
Yosef Abitbol

Yonatan Ankonina
 
Yaniv Tamerson
 
Ya'ar Ben Giat
 
 Tomer Amar

Amsa Meshulami
 
Yohann Zerbib
 
Benaya Rein
 
Adam Goren

Alex Bonimovitch
 
Oz Zemah
 
Haran Lev
 
 Dan Breuer

Yigal Nissan
 
Ido Grabovsky
 
Uri Grossman
 
 

  • Five aircrew members were killed when their helicopter was shot down by Hizbullah:
    Maj. Sami Ben-Naim, 39, of Rehovot
    Maj.(res) Nissan Shalev, 36, of Kibbutz Evron
    Capt. Daniel Gomez, 25, of Nehalim
    Warr.Ofc.(res.) Ron Mashiah, 33, of Gedera
    Sgt.-Maj. Keren Tendler, 26, of Rehovot


Sami Ben-Naim
 
Nissan Shalev
 
Daniel Gomez
 
 Ron Mashiah

Keren Tendler

Aug 13, 2006

  • Mahdi Hayat, 83, of Moshav Ya'ara was killed by a direct hit of a Katyusha rocket.


Mahdi Hayat (old photo)
 
 
 

  • Nine IDF soldiers were killed in fighting in south Lebanon.
    Lt.(res.) Eliel Ben-Yehuda, 24, of Kfar Tavor
    Lt.(res.) Tzur Zarhi, 27, of Moshav Nahalal
    Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Guy Hasson, 24, of Moshav Na'ama
    St.-Sgt.(res.) Yaniv Shainbrum, 24, of Mei Ami
    St.-Sgt.(res.) David Amar, 24, of Kiryat Shmona
    St.-Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Amitai Yaron, 44, of Zichron Ya'akov
    St.-Sgt. Peter Ochotzky, 23, of Lod
    St.-Sgt.(res.) Elad Shlomo Ram, 31, of Haifa
    St.-Sgt. Evgeny Timofeev, 20, of Rishon Lezion


Eliel Ben-Yehuda
 
Tzur Zarhi
 
Guy Hasson
 
 Yaniv Shainbrum

David Amar
 
Amitai Yaron
 
Peter Ochotzky
 
Elad Ram

Evgeny Timofeev
 
 
 

* * * * *

Aug 19, 2006

  • Lt.-Col. Emanuel Moreno, 35, of Moshav Tlamim was killed before dawn in an operation of the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit near Baalbek to prevent the smuggling of arms from Iran and Syria to Hizbullah.

Aug 23, 2006

  • St.-Sgt. Alex Asaf, 21, of Karmiel, was killed by a mine in south Lebanon.


Alex Asaf
 
 
 


Aug 29, 2007

  • Mohammed (Don) Saloum, 41, of Haifa

Don Saloum in hospital (July 2007)

As the Hizbullah rockets fell on Wadi Nisnas the evening of August 6, 2006, Mohammed (Don) Saloum was hit by a spray of shrapnel across his entire body. A lifeguard by vocation, he ignored his wounds and ran into the nearby burning house to save his mother and sister. The fire caused a gas tank to explode as Saloum entered the house, burning him severely and amputating his leg. Three other people were killed in the rocket barrage and dozens more were wounded.
After spending over a year fighting for his life in a Haifa hospital,  Salum succumbed to his wounds on August 29, 2007.

 
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