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IDF announces officer, 2 soldiers from tank brigade killed fighting in Gaza

This composite photo shows Sgt. Yakir Yedidya Schenkolewski (L), Cpt. Eitan Fisch (C) and Staff Sgt. Tuval Yaakov Tsanani, who the Israel Defense Forces announced on December 5, 2023, were killed fighting against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. (Israel Defense Forces)
This composite photo shows Sgt. Yakir Yedidya Schenkolewski (L), Cpt. Eitan Fisch (C) and Staff Sgt. Tuval Yaakov Tsanani, who the Israel Defense Forces announced on December 5, 2023, were killed fighting against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. (Israel Defense Forces)

The military announces the deaths of three more troops killed fighting Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, raising the death toll since Israel’s ground offensive began in late October to 78.

They are:

Sgt. Yakir Yedidya Schenkolewski, 21, from Migdal Oz, a soldier in the 188th Armored Brigade’s 53rd Battalion.

Cpt. Eitan Fisch, 23, from Peduel, an officer in the 188th Armored Brigade’s 53rd Battalion.

Staff Sgt. Tuval Yaakov Tsanani, 20, from Kiryat Gat, a soldier in the 188th Armored Brigade’s 53rd Battalion.

The Israel Defense Forces said another four soldiers were seriously wounded while fighting in northern Gaza.

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