IDF announces death of soldier killed in north Gaza; ground op death toll climbs to 226

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

Maj. David Shakuri. (Courtesy)
Maj. David Shakuri. (Courtesy)

The IDF announces the death of an officer killed during fighting in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 226.

He is named as Maj. David Shakuri, 30, the deputy commander of the Combat Engineering Corps’ 601st Battalion, from Rehovot.

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