IDF announces commando killed during fighting in central Gaza

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

Sgt. First Class Tal Lahat, of the IDF's Maglan commando unit, who was killed during fighting in central Gaza on July 9, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
Sgt. First Class Tal Lahat, of the IDF's Maglan commando unit, who was killed during fighting in central Gaza on July 9, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

An Israeli soldier was killed yesterday during fighting in central Gaza, the military announces.

The slain soldier is named as Sgt. First Class Tal Lahat, 21, of the Maglan commando unit, from Kfar Saba.

His death brings Israel’s toll in the ground offensive against Hamas in Gaza and in military operations along the border with the Strip to 327.

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