Sergeant-Major Avner Shalom, 28, of Eilat, was critically wounded on Saturday afternoon in a shooting attack in Gaza.

The gunfire aimed at the IDF soldiers came from a passing vehicle. Shalom was gravely wounded and he was transported to the trauma center of Soroka Hospital in Beersheba where he died a short time later. A second soldier was lightly wounded in the attack.

Source: “Victims of terror since start of al-Aqsa Intifada on September 29, 2000.” Historical Society of Jews From Egypt,