The IDF has released the name of the 43rd IDF soldier to fall in Operation Protective Edge, Sergeant First Class (Res.) Barak Refael Degorker, 27, from Gan Yavne.
Degorker succumbed to wounds he suffered overnight Saturday-Sunday near the Gaza border when he was struck by a mortar. He was one of over 65,000 reservists called up over the past month for the Gaza operation.
An additional soldier was lightly wounded.
Three other soldiers, Lt. Roy Peles, 21; Staff Sgt. Avraham Grintzvaig, 21; and Staff Sgt. Gal Bason, 21, were killed in Gaza fighting Saturday.
On Saturday night, the army announced that two soldiers injured in fighting over the past week had died of their wounds: Capt. Liad Lavi, 22 and Sgt.-Maj. Rami Kahlon, 39.
Lavi, an Infantry Corps officer from Talmei Yosef, was wounded in fighting on July 24. Kahlon, an infantry non-commissioned officer from Hadera, was injured on July 22.
The army said Peles, from Tel Aviv, was killed when an armored vehicle was hit by enemy fire. Grintzveig, of Petah Tikva, was killed in a firefight in the northern Gaza Strip, and Bason, of Holon, was killed during fighting in northern Gaza.
Over 100 soldiers have been injured since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, several of them seriously, according to IDF and media numbers.
Earlier the IDF had said that two soldiers were killed overnight, giving the name of one as Guy Boyland, 21 years old from Ginosar.
On Friday the military had announced the deaths of two soldiers: Master Sgt. Yair Ashkenazy and Staff Sgt. Guy Levy.
Levy was killed by an anti-tank missile fired from near a UN school, the IDF said. Mortar shells and anti-tank missiles were fired “from a structure near an UNRWA school,” the IDF said, killing Levy and injuring several others.
Ashkenazy, 36, was killed in combat in the northern Gaza Strip, possibly by friendly fire. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.