Deadly day in Gaza as Israeli offensive widensHere's two guys who Sheldon Adelson should commemorate:
Yousef Al-Helou and Jabeen Bhatti,
Special for USA TODAY 1:58 a.m. EDT July 21, 2014
The deaths bring the total number of Israeli military casualties to 18. Two civilians have also been killed by attacks in Israel while at least 432 Palestinians have been killed and another 3,000 wounded since the conflict began nearly two weeks ago, according to Gaza Health Ministry officials.
Two of the 13 Israeli soldiers killed Sunday were dual U.S.-Israel nationals, the Times of Israel reported.
One of them was identified as Sean Carmeli of South Padre Island, Texas, Chabad.org reported.
Max Steinberg, a Los Angeles native and volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces, also was among the soldiers killed, JewishJournal.com reported. Steinberg, from the Woodland Hills section of the San Fernando Valley, was a sniper in Golani and joined Israeli forces in December 2012, it said.