IDF says two soldiers killed in fighting, bringing toll to 156

Nitai Meisels (L) and Rani Tamir (Courtesy)
Nitai Meisels (L) and Rani Tamir (Courtesy)

The Israel Defense Forces says the number of troops killed fighting in Gaza has risen to 156, announcing that two soldiers died during battles in the northern Gaza Strip.

The two are named as:

Master Sgt. (res.) Nitai Meisels, 30, of the 14th Armored Brigade, from Rehovot.

Sgt. Rani Tamir, 20, of Nahal Brigade’s 50th Battalion, from Ganei Am.

Both were killed on Sunday, the IDF says.

A second soldier in the 50th Battalion was also seriously injured in the same battle where Tamir was killed, according to the army.

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