Givati infantryman killed fighting in southern Gaza, bringing ground op toll to 253

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Staff Sgt. Nisim Kachlon (Israel Defense Forces)
Staff Sgt. Nisim Kachlon (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF announces the death of a soldier killed during fighting against Hamas in the Khan Younis area of the southern Gaza Strip earlier today.

He is named as Staff Sgt. Nisim Kachlon, 21, of the Givati Brigade’s Rotem Battalion, from Hadera.

Kachlon’s death brings the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 253.

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