IDF soldier dies of wounds sustained days earlier in southern Gaza’s Rafah

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

Sgt. Yair Roitman (Israel Defense Forces)
Sgt. Yair Roitman (Israel Defense Forces)

An IDF soldier seriously wounded on Monday in southern Gaza’s Rafah has succumbed to his wounds, the military announces.

He is named as Sgt. Yair Roitman, 19, of the Givati Brigade’s reconnaissance unit, from Karnei Shomron.

Roitman was wounded in a blast in a booby-trapped building on June 10, in an incident that killed four other soldiers and wounded six others, including four seriously.

His death brings the toll of slain soldiers in the IDF’s ground offensive against Hamas and amid operations along the Gaza border to 308.

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