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IDF announces deaths of two reservists fighting in Gaza; toll of slain soldiers from ground op climbs to 93

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

IDF soldiers Naftali Yonah Gordon (L) and Omri Rot (R), who were both killed fighting in Gaza on December 8, 2023. (Courtesy)
IDF soldiers Naftali Yonah Gordon (L) and Omri Rot (R), who were both killed fighting in Gaza on December 8, 2023. (Courtesy)

The IDF announces the deaths of two reservists killed during fighting in the Gaza Strip, bringing the toll of slain soldiers in the ground offensive against Hamas to 93.

They are:

Master Sgt. (res.) Naftali Yonah Gordon, 32, of the 188th Armored Brigade’s 53rd Battalion, from Jerusalem.

Sgt. First Class (res.) Omri Rot, 25, a tank commander in the 188th Armored Brigade’s 53rd Battalion, from Katzrin.

Another soldier of the 53rd Battalion was seriously wounded during fighting in northern Gaza today, the IDF says.

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