The Israel Defense Forces says a soldier was killed near the border with the Gaza Strip today.
He is named as Sgt. First Class (res.) Shalev Zion Sharabi, 22, a combat medic in the 749th Battalion of the Bislamach Brigade, from Teneh Omarim.
Sharabi was killed by mortar fire near the southern community of Be’eri.
Additionally, a soldier from the 184th Battalion of the 14th Armored Brigade was seriously wounded during clashes with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip today.
The death toll of IDF soldiers since the start of its ground operation has reached 16.