IDF 1st Sgt. Aviv Levy, 20, from Petah Tikva, was shot dead Friday by a cross-border Hamas sniper bullet. He was part of the team controlling a Palestinian riot against the border fence, which diverted attention from the Hamas sniper team lurking in the background. Aviv Levy, a fighter of the IDF Givati Brigade, was the first Israeli soldier to die in a confrontation with Hamas since Israel’s last counter-terror operation in Gaza four years ago. Aviv was to have celebrated his 21st birthday in two weeks and finish his three-year military service in three months. He is mourned by his parents and three brothers.