IDF announces death of soldier killed in south Gaza; ground op death toll up to 239

Staff sergeant Narya Belete, 21, from Shavei Shomron, killed in action in south Gaza, February 24, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
Staff sergeant Narya Belete, 21, from Shavei Shomron, killed in action in south Gaza, February 24, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF announces the death of an IDF soldier killed in battle in south Gaza yesterday, raising the death toll of Israel’s ground invasion into the Palestinian enclave to 239 since late October.

He was named as Staff Sgt. Narya Belete, 21, of the Givati Brigade’s reconnaissance unit, from Shavei Shomron in the West Bank.

In addition, an officer and two soldiers in the Givati Brigade were seriously injured in the battle in the southern Gaza Strip, the military says.

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