Hundreds of people are participating in the funeral of Staff Sgt. Ohad Dahan in the southern city of Ofakim.
Dahan, 20, served as a combat soldier in the Caracal Battalion. He was killed during a shootout with an Egyptian policeman who infiltrated into Israel and had killed two soldiers at a guard post on Saturday morning. The attacker was killed moments later by another group of soldiers.
Dahan’s girlfriend, Dana, eulogizes the slain soldier. “How did you leave me like this with all the plans we made for both of us? You promised to take care of me. I’m now left alone, you are the love of my life,”” she says according to Army Radio.