4-year-old Israeli boy’s death prompts residents to leave kibbutz en masse

Four-year-old Israeli boy Daniel Tregerman's funeral on Sunday. Credit: Israel Hayom video screenshot.

(JNS.org) The Gaza mortar attack that killed 4-year-old Israeli boy Daniel Tregerman has spurred residents of Nahal Oz, the kibbutz on which he died, to leave their homes en masse.

Nahal Oz spokeswoman Yanina Barnea said Sunday that only 80 of 360 residents of the kibbutz remain there.

“There was a brief respite, but the fighting has resumed, and we can’t let this continue,” Barnea said, according to Israel Hayom.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon met with residents of the Nahal Oz area on Saturday. He said the government would not initiate an area-wide evacuation, but that residents who leave would receive help.

Tregerman was laid to rest Sunday.

Posted on August 24, 2014 .