The family of Senior Staff Sergeant Major Elon Waiss, who fell in battle in Gaza, spoke to the media before leaving for his funeral, calling for unity.

“Today is a very sad day for all of us, as a personal family and as the nation of Israel,” said Elon’s eldest son, “but we are continuing with our heads held high. We believe in our just path, in the Torah of Israel and the people of Israel.”

He added: "With G-d's help we will win this war and the entire nation of Israel will know no more sorrow. We will learn to see the good."

Forty-nine-year-old Waiss from Psagot, a combat soldier in the 129th Battalion of the 8th Brigade, was killed by the explosion of an APC in Gaza. He was a 10th-grade teacher at Amit Eitan Ma'ale Adumim, where he was described as, "A central figure in the school, a role model for his students and his colleagues."... Read More: Arutz-7