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IDF announces deaths of two reserves soldiers, bringing Gaza ground op toll to 91

Master sergeant (res.) Eyal Meir Berkowitz, 28, of the 551st Brigade’s 699th Battalion, from Jerusalem, was killed while fighting in Gaza on December 7, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
Master sergeant (res.) Eyal Meir Berkowitz, 28, of the 551st Brigade’s 699th Battalion, from Jerusalem, was killed while fighting in Gaza on December 7, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF announces the deaths this morning of two reserves soldiers killed yesterday while fighting in Gaza, raising the military death toll of the ground offensive against Hamas since late October to 91.

They are:

Sgt. Maj. (res.) Kobi Dvash, 41, of the Combat Engineering Corps’ 271st Battalion, from Tiberias.

Master Sgt. (res.) Eyal Meir Berkowitz, 28, of the 551st Brigade’s 699th Battalion, from Jerusalem.

Dvash was killed in southern Gaza, while Berkowitz was killed in the Strip’s north.

In addition, an officer from the Oketz canine special forces unit was seriously wounded during fighting in northern Gaza yesterday and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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