ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 148

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IDF announces another 9 soldiers killed fighting in northern Gaza

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

In this handout photo released on November 1, 2023, Israeli forces are seen in the Gaza Strip amid the ongoing war against Hamas. (Israel Defense Forces)
In this handout photo released on November 1, 2023, Israeli forces are seen in the Gaza Strip amid the ongoing war against Hamas. (Israel Defense Forces)

The Israel Defense Forces announces the deaths of another nine soldiers killed fighting Hamas terrorists in the northern part of the Gaza Strip yesterday.

The soldiers are named as Lt. Ariel Reich, 24, from Jerusalem; Cpl. Asif Luger, 21, from Yagur; Sgt. Adi Danan, 20, from Yavne; Staff Sgt. Halel Solomon, 20, from Dimona; Staff Sgt. Erez Mishlovsky, 20, from Oranit; Staff Sgt. Adi Leon, 20, from Nili; Cpl. Ido Ovadia, 19, from Tel Aviv; Cpl. Lior Siminovich, 19, from Herzliya; and Staff Sgt. Roei Dawi, 20, from Jerusalem.

Reich and Luger served in the 77th Battalion of the 7th Armored Brigade, while the rest of the soldiers were part of the Givati Infantry Brigade’s Tzabar Battalion

The Givati soldiers were killed after an armored vehicle they were in was hit by an anti-tank guided missile fired by Hamas. Another four soldiers were wounded in the same incident, including one seriously.

The 77th Battalion soldiers were killed after their tank drove over an explosive device. Another two soldiers were seriously hurt in the same incident.

Yesterday, the IDF announced that two Givati soldiers were killed during separate clashes in the Gaza Strip.

Also in the past day, another soldier from Givati’s Rotem Battalion was seriously wounded in separate clashes with terrorists in the Gaza Strip, the IDF says.

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