Parents of soldier killed in Gaza say organs donated

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Sgt. First Class Sivan Weil (Israel Defense Forces)
Sgt. First Class Sivan Weil (Israel Defense Forces)

The parents of Sgt. First Class Sivan Weil say the organs of their son who was killed in Gaza have been donated to several people.

Weil, 20, of the Commando Brigade’s Egoz unit, was from Ra’anana. He was badly wounded in the Khan Younis area of the southern Gaza Strip on Friday and he died in Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba on Sunday.

Weil’s heart was transplanted into a 45-year-old man and his lungs into a 37-year-old man at Sheba Medical Center. One of his kidneys went to a 66-year-old man at Hadassah Medical Center, and the other, along with his pancreas, to a 48-year-old man at Beilinson Hospital. Weil’s liver was transplanted into a 40-year-old woman at Beilinson.

“We hope that the donation of Sivan’s organs will save lives, and thereby forever memorialize our angel,” the parents say.

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