Four-year-old Israeli boy Daniel Tragerman is reported killed by mortar fire while at home with his parents at Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the Sha’ar Hanegev region close to the border with Gaza. Sirens sound prior to the impact but his parents — Doron and Gila — are unable to get Daniel into a protected room in time, and he is killed by shrapnel from the explosion that strikes the house.
The Israel Defense Forces says 2nd. Lt. Hadar Goldin has died in Gaza and is listed as a fallen soldier whose resting place is unknown. The decision to declare him dead is made according to the findings of a special board headed by IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier Gen. Rafi Peretz, which takes into account medical evidence and halachic considerations of Jewish law among other factors. The message is delivered to the family by Peretz, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, IDF Head of Personnel Major General Orna Barbibay. Goldin in an interview on completing officer training:
In life, you can choose to do things for yourself and you can choose to do great things.
Baby Shayma dies in her incubator six days after she is born by emergency caesarian following the death of her 23-year-old mother, Shayma al-Sheikh Qanan.
— Ayesha Carmouche (@ayeshacarmouche) July 30, 2014
A baby is born by emergency caesarian after her mother dies in the central Gaza strip. 23-year-old Shayma al-Sheikh Qanan is taken to Deir al-Balah hospital in Khan Younis. Dr. Fadi al-Kharti:
Her body was brought in after an Israeli shelling at 3am on Friday. We tried to revive her but she had died on the way. Then we noticed movement in her stomach, and estimated she was about 36 weeks pregnant
43-year-old Mirfat Qanan:
God has protected this child for me. My daughter Shayma is dead, but I now have a new daughter. She’ll call me ‘mummy’ just like her mother did.
A total of 13 Golani Brigade soldiers are killed in a single morning of operations in Gaza while brigade commander Col. Gen. Rasan Alian is moderately wounded in an exchange of fire and hospitalized in Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. A timeline released by the Israel Defense Forces:
1:05 a.m., an armored personnel carrier catches fire after an explosive device is set off under it. Seven soldiers are killed. Reportedly, the APC was not fitted with armor that could withstand this type of blast.
1:30 a.m., a soldier is killed when two soldiers get into a firefight with terrorists.
5:45 a.m., another Golani force gets into a firefight with terrorists. Two soldiers are killed.
8:50 a.m., three soldiers are killed when a Golani squad is caught inside a burning building.