IDF announces the deaths of two soldiers during fighting in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll in the ground offensive against Hamas to 63.
Cpt. (res.) Adir Portugal, 23, an officer of the Givati Infantry Brigade’s Shaked Battalion, from Mazkeret Batya
Staff Sgt. Gal Mishaelof, 21, a soldier of the Givati Infantry Brigade’s Tzabar Battalion, from Modiin