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Aug 29, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | 23rd of Tevet, 5730 | כ״ג בטבת תש״ל
Sgt. Netanel Maman, 21 of Gan Yavne struck in the head by shrapnel from a Grad rocket that exploded next to his car as he drove with his brother died of his wounds on August 29, 2014.
IDF Sgt. Netanel Maman, 21 of Gan Yavne, a veteran of Operation Protective Edge, succumbed to wounds sustained from a rocket attack last Friday evening (22 August 2014) while home on leave from his unit.
Maman was on leave from the IDF’s Ordnance Corps after having served in combat in the Gaza Strip. His brother Tamir made it to cover and was lightly wounded, but the rocket struck before Netanel could get out of the car and hit the ground.
Netanel was critically wounded, struck in the head by shrapnel from by a Grad rocket fired from Gaza which exploded near his car in Gan Yavne. He was hospitalized at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva for a week before succumbing to his wounds.
Aside from Netanel, five others were wounded in the rocket attack including his younger brother Tamir.
“They were just on a break from the army and went out to enjoy themselves,” their father said.
Sgt. Netanel Maman is survived by his parents Rivka and Shlomo and six brothers.
He was buried at the military cemetery in Gan Yavne.
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