Israeli Water Polo Player Killed in Gaza Strip Fighting

GAZA STRIP, Israel, July 20. BAR Rahav, an Israeli national water polo team member, was killed during fighting in the Gaza Strip according to Inside the Games.

Rahav, 21 years old at the time of his death, “was training to become an office in the Combat Engineering Corps…died when an antitank missle was fired on his contingent inside the Palestinian region.”

Rahav initially had led the Kryat Tiv’on’s water polo team to a national championships before moving on to become a member of Israel’s national team. Following his high school graduation, Rahav enlisted in the Israeli Defense Force as part of a combat unit when he could have taken a safer job as a national team athlete.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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