Haunted by Premonition, Mother Taped Last Talk With Son Who Died in Gaza

The 20-year-old Israeli staff sergeant, Daniel Pomerantz, had also written a last statement, which his mother read out at his funeral.

It was a premonition of the worst kind. A mother who had headed the army’s Wounded Soldiers Department used her connections to fulfill her son’s dream of serving in the Golani Brigade. She did this even though she realized that she herself might one day have to hear the worst news of all.