8:02pm Released for publication:
7 IDF officers and soldiers HY”D were killed in battles with Hamas, since last night.
Four IDF soldiers were killed in the Nir Am infiltration attack this morning.
They were killed by an RPG that was fired at their jeep by the Hamas tunnel terrorists. The jeep was on its way to engage them in battle.
All the tunnel terrorists were wearing IDF uniform.
Three IDF soldiers were killed in Gaza, 2 from Golani, by an RPG attack on the building they were in.
A third IDF soldier was killed in Sujaiya.
The IDF death toll has now risen to 25 soldiers. In addition, in the past 2 hours 30 soldiers have been wounded. Three seriously, 8 moderately, and 19 lightly.