IDF releases name of 7th soldier killed in Saturday explosion in Rafah

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

Sgt. Yakir Ya'akov Levi, killed in a blast in Rafah on June 15, 2024 (Courtesy)
Sgt. Yakir Ya'akov Levi, killed in a blast in Rafah on June 15, 2024 (Courtesy)

The IDF has released the name of the seventh of eight soldiers who were killed in a blast in southern the Gaza Strip’s Rafah yesterday morning.

He is named as Sgt. Yakir Ya’akov Levi, 21, of the Combat Engineering Corps’ 601st Battalion, from Hafetz Haim.

The name of the eighth soldier is due to be released later.

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