Sergeant Netanel Maman, a 21-year-old man from Gan Yavne, died Friday morning after he succumbed to wounds sustained from a rocket attack last week.
Maman, who was serving in the IDF, sustained head injuries from shrapnel after a rocket landed near the car he was in.
He had been hospitalized at The Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva. His funeral was set to take place on at the military section of the Gan Yavne cemetery on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Maman's death brings the death toll from Operation Protective Edge to 71 Israelis
According to Magen David Adom, there were 842 Israeli casualties during the fighting. With Maman seven civilians were killed by rocket or mortar strikes, 36 were wounded by shrapnel, including 10 who were seriously injured, 6 who were moderately injured, and 20 who sustained light injuries.
MDA added that another 33 people were hurt by flying glass, and that 18 people were hurt in traffic accidents that occurred when rocket warning sirens sounded, including one person who was seriously injured. Also, 159 people were injured while running for bomb shelters, and 581 were treated for shock. In addition, nine people were killed in three terrorist attacks in Israel.
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