IDF soldier succumbs to wounds sustained Friday in Gaza fighting

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

Lt. Nethanel Menachem Eitan (IDF)
Lt. Nethanel Menachem Eitan (IDF)

The IDF announces the death of a soldier who was wounded on Friday in northern Gaza and succumbed to his wounds today, bringing the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 98.

He is named as Lt. Nethanel Menachem Eitan, 22, a cadet in the Bahad 1 officers school’s Gefen Battalion, and a soldier in the Air Force’s Unit 669, from Jerusalem.

Additionally, the IDF says another five soldiers were seriously wounded during the fighting in Gaza today.

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