IDF says second victim of Re’em terror shooting was reserve soldier

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Sgt. First Class (res.) Ori Yaish, who was killed in a terror shooting at the Re'em junction in southern Israel on February 16, 2024. (Courtesy(
Sgt. First Class (res.) Ori Yaish, who was killed in a terror shooting at the Re'em junction in southern Israel on February 16, 2024. (Courtesy(

The IDF announces the death of a soldier in reserves who was killed in the terror shooting attack at the Re’em junction in southern Israel on Friday.

He is named as Sgt. First Class (res.) Ori Yaish, 27, of the Jerusalem Brigade’s 8119th Battalion’s support company, from Modiin.

He was off-duty at the time of the attack.

The second slain victim was named on Friday as Yishai Gartner, 23, from Modiin Illit.

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