Moshe Malko, 20, is one of the 13 Golani Brigade soldiers killed early Sunday, the army announced Monday morning.
The Jerusalem resident is survived by eight siblings, and was promoted posthumously to staff sergeant.
He was scheduled to be laid to rest at 4 p.m. at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in the capital.
The other six soldiers whose names have been released are: Maj. Tsafrir Baror, 32, of Holon; Capt. Tsvi Kaplan, 28, of Kibbutz Meirav; Sgt. Gilad Yacoby, 21, of Kiryat Ono; Sgt. Oz Mendelovich, 21, of Atzmon; Sgt. Sean Carmeli, 21, of Ra’anana; and Max Steinberg of Beersheba. The latter two, Carmeli and Steinberg, hail from Texas and California, respectively.
The fighting on Sunday took place in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City, in the northern part of the 40-kilometer-long Strip, a Hamas stronghold that is home to some 100,000 people.
Seven of the 13 soldiers killed on Sunday died shortly after 1 a.m. when an anti-tank mine exploded under an Israeli armored personnel carrier. Another soldier was killed in a firefight about 20 minutes later. Two more soldiers were killed in exchanges of gunfire with Hamas around 6 a.m., and three others died when an anti-tank missile was fired into a building in which they were setting up a command post, setting it on fire.
In the overnight fighting, an unspecified number of soldiers were also wounded, including Col. Ghassan Alian, the commander of the Golani Brigade, whose wound was deemed light to moderate.
IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz said Sunday the IDF would not be deterred by the deaths from its mission, to restore sustained security from Hamas attack for Israel’s citizens. He said the IDF would “learn from the incident” and that “the enemy had prepared” for conflict with Israel.
“In battle there are casualties, but our role is to fulfill missions –- and we will continue in that,” said Lt. Gen. Gantz. “The residents of Shejaiya, too, know that they fell victim to the deployment of Hamas personnel in the neighborhood.”
To the “misfortune of Gaza’s residents,” Gantz said, Hamas “instead of building houses, schools, hospitals and factories” had built a war machine in residential areas.
Overall, said Gantz, the IDF offensive against Hamas was proceeding well, and the soldiers were doing “fantastic work.” He said: “I’m proud of them. All of Israel should be proud of them.”
The ambush in which the seven soldiers were killed triggered a heavy aerial bombardment of the area, prompting thousands of residents to flee on foot, AFP reported. Reports quoted Palestinian medical officials in Gaza saying that more than 70 Palestinians, among them many civilians, were killed in the fighting. Thousands more fled the neighborhood.
Four other IDF soldiers were killed in fighting earlier Saturday.
Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.