IDF announces death of Sgt. Yehonatan Maimon in Gaza, raising ground op toll to 29

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

Sgt. Yehonatan Maimon (Israel Defense Forces)

The Israel Defense Forces announces the death of a soldier killed during the ground operation in the Gaza Strip.

He is named as Sgt. Yehonatan Maimon, 20, of the Nahal Brigade’s reconnaissance unit, from Ofakim.

Maimon was killed yesterday during fighting in the northern Gaza Strip.

His death brings the toll of slain soldiers in Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza to 29, and 346 since October 7.

Additionally, another soldier of the Nahal Brigade’s reconnaissance unit and a reservist officer in the Armored Corps were seriously wounded during the fighting, the IDF adds.

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