The IDF formally announces the death of the reservist who succumbed to his wounds after being injured during fighting in the northern Gaza Strip in December, bringing the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 227.
He is named as Staff Sgt. (res.) Hanan Drori, 26, a soldier in the 551st Reserve Paratroopers Brigade chief’s forward command team, from Jerusalem.
Drori was wounded on December 17, 2023, in northern Gaza. His regional council said he died of a severe fungal infection he contracted after being wounded.