Lt. Daniel Mandel Apr 15, 2003 – Lt. Daniel Mandel, 24, of Alon Shvut was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a search for wanted terrorists in Nablus.
A Nahal reconnaissance unit entered Nablus on Monday night in search of wanted Hamas terrorists. Before dawn, they encircled the building and called on the terrorists inside to surrender. Two did so, but the third terrorist opened fire, mortally wounding Lt. Daniel Mandel and injuring another soldier. Daniel was born in Canada and immigrated to Israel with his family as a child. He had just taken command of a Nahal reconnaissance squad two weeks ago after completing special training. Lt. Daniel Mandel will be buried in the Kfar Etzion cemetery.