Two IDF soldiers killed in Gaza, death toll reaches 27
Two IDF soldiers were killed on Monday in clashes with Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced on Tuesday morning. The number of Israeli military fatalities since the start of the ground operation stands at 27.
The IDF named one of the soldiers killed on Monday as Nahal brigade soldier St.-Sgt. Oded Ben Sira, who was 22. Ben Sira was from Nir Etzion. Late Monday and early Tuesday, three soldiers were seriously injured, and four were moderately hurt, during battles in Gaza.