IDF announces soldier killed in Gaza, bringing ground operation toll to 168

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

The IDF announced death of Captain (res.) Harel Sharvit during the Gaza ground operation, December 29, 2023 (courtesy)
The IDF announced death of Captain (res.) Harel Sharvit during the Gaza ground operation, December 29, 2023 (courtesy)

The IDF announces the death of a soldier killed during fighting in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday, bringing the toll of slain troops since the start of the ground offensive against Hamas to 168.

He is named as Cpt. (res.) Harel Sharvit, 33, of the 551st Brigade’s 7008th Battalion, from Kochav Yaakov.

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