Soldier, Civilian Killed by Mortars; IDF Kills 18 in Gaza

The 13 soldiers and reservist soldiers wounded on Tuesday by rocket fire and mortar shells represents the highest number for one day since Operation Pillar of Defense was launched a week ago.

Pvt. Yosef Nachman Partok, 18, of Immanuel was killed on Tuesday by a mortar shell while helping guard a community in the Eshkol region.