JERUSALEM (Jun. 16)
One Israeli soldier was killed and three others lightly wounded this week in southern Lebanon.
Staff Sgt. Yaacov Elgamiss, 20, of Jerusalem, was buried Monday evening at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem.
The attack took place Sunday night near the village of Beit Yahoun, in the western sector of the security zone.
Israel Defense Force officials said two roadside charges laid by Hezbollah went off as an Israeli tank passed. The explosion jammed the tank’s doors, and efforts to rescue the four soldiers trapped inside took about two hours.
Israeli troops responded with heavy artillery attacks at suspected terrorist targets.
Two of the three wounded soldiers were released from the hospital Monday.