The Israel Defense Forces says two more soldiers have been killed fighting in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll in the ground operation against Hamas to 44.
The military names the slain troops as Maj. Isachar Natan, 28, from Kiryat Malachi, and Staff Sgt. Itay Shoham, 21, from Rosh Ha’ayin. Both were members of the Commando Brigade.
Meanwhile, a soldier of the Oketz canine unit was seriously wounded during fighting in Gaza yesterday, the IDF adds.