New town to be named after Protective Edge child victim

Over a year after four-year-old Daniel Tragerman was killed by terrorist mortar fire in Operation Protective Edge, a new community is to be established in the Negev bearing his name. 

At the start of next week, the Israeli government is set to approve the establishment of five new towns in southern Israel, including one to be called "Daniel" in memory of Tragerman. 

The town will be built within the confines of the Merhavim Regional Council, and Daniel's mother, Gila Tragerman, will serve as spokesperson for the council. 

Daniel was killed in August 2014 when a mortar shell from Gaza struck his home in Kibbutz Nahal Oz – four days before the declaration of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. 

The family had only returned to their home a week before the tragic incident, having left it at the outbreak of Protective Edge in July. 

Following Daniel's death, his parents left the residence and moved with their two other children – Yuval and Uri – to a new home. 


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