Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Dror Chanin, first Israeli casualty of Operation Protective Edge, laid to rest in Yehud

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
July 16, 2014 23:22

37-year-old Chanin was volunteering at the Erez crossing passing out food to soldiers when he was killed by a fragment of a mortar shell.

Dror Hanin

Rivlin at the funeral of Dror Hanin, Yahud.. (photo credit:ASSAF ABRAS)

The first Israeli casualty of Operation Protective Edge was laid to rest in Yehud on Wednesday afternoon.

A fragment from a mortar shell killed Dror Chanin, 37, of Beit Ariyeh, at the Erez crossing to the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.




Chanin had come as a civilian volunteer to distribute food to soldiers at Erez. He is the first Israeli to be killed by enemy fire during Operation Protective Edge.




Hundreds of people attended the funeral, including President elect Reuven Rivlin.



(Video: Eli Mandelbaum)

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.


Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • Gaza
  • jewish
  • jpost
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Riot
    August 31, 2014
    Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

    By DANIEL K. EISENBUD

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 13 - 34
      Beer Sheva
      16 - 25
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 16 - 29
      Jerusalem
      15 - 27
      Haifa
    • 21 - 32
      Elat
      19 - 34
      Tiberias