In first tally, Defense Ministry says 2,005 security force members injured since Oct. 7

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

According to the Defense Ministry, 2,005 wounded soldiers and security forces members have been recognized by its rehabilitation department since the beginning of the war.

It says that 287 soldiers and security forces are currently hospitalized, 28 of them in serious condition.

This is the first time an official number of troops wounded as a result of the fighting against Hamas since October 7 has been provided by authorities.

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