IDF announces death of soldier in Gaza fighting, taking weekend’s toll to 14

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

Staff Sgt. Roy Elias (Courtesy)
Staff Sgt. Roy Elias (Courtesy)

The IDF announces the death of another soldier killed during fighting in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, bringing the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 153.

He is named as Staff Sgt. Roy Elias, 21, of the Combat Engineering Corps’s 603rd Battalion, from Tzofar.

In all, 14 IDF soldiers were killed over the weekend in Gaza.

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