The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have announced that one of their soldiers was murdered by a Palestinian sniper on July 20.
The IDF tweeted that the soldier was shot nearby the Israel-Gaza border after a group of Palestinian snipers opened fire on Israeli soldiers. The family of the deceased soldier has been notified.
The soldier’s murder was what prompted Israel to launch numerous airstrikes against Hamas, which are still ongoing. Four Hamas terrorists have been killed in the strikes and 15 Hamas targets were hit.