Grossman’s Son Killed

The son of Israeli novelist and peace activist David Grossman has been killed in battle in southern Lebanon, AP reports:

Staff Sgt. Uri Grossman who served in an armored unit, was killed Saturday when an anti-tank missile hit his tank, according to the military. He was 20. Twenty-four IDF soldiers were killed on Saturday in the bloodiest day of battles.

Tearful friends and relatives gathered Sunday morning at the Grossman home in the Jerusalem suburb of Mevasseret Tzion.

A statement from the family described Uri as a young man with a wonderful sense of humor, who planned to travel abroad and study theater after his scheduled release from the army in November.

You can read the story in full here, including more about Grossman’s positions on this particular war.

Jess Row recommends David Grossman’s See Under: Love for MG.