Soldier killed by mortar fire
Sgt. Omer Tabib, 21
May 12, 2021 - Israel suffered its first military fatality in the ongoing conflict with the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists in the Gaza Strip Wednesday when Sgt. Omer Tabib was killed by an anti-tank missile near the Gaza border.
Another soldier was seriously injured and an IDF officer was moderately injured in the attack.
Omer Tabib was 21 years old. We was a soldier in the 931st Battalion of the Nahal Brigade. His family has been notified of his death,
Seconds after the attack, dozens of mortars were fired at the scene of the incident, in an attempt to make it difficult for the medical staff who arrived to treat the wounded. Hamas' military wing claimed responsibility for the attack.Magen David Adom paramedic Ravit Martinez, who treated the wounded in the field under fire, said: "This was a serious incident, we reached the wounded in the field with alarms going off in the background and as the shooting continued. The wounded suffered blast injuries and shrapnel. We took care of them while protecting them and us. After providing urgent vital treatment on the ground, and when it was possible to escape from the missile bombardment, we rescued the wounded to a safe place and there, with the help of an MDA doctor and other MDA forces, we evacuated them to the hospital."