Twenty-six IDF soldiers were wounded today in fighting in the Gaza Strip, including a commander from the Golani Brigade who was lightly wounded. Four soldiers were transferred to Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv, two who were lightly wounded and two listed in moderate condition. At Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, five soldiers were listed in light to moderate condition.
At the same time, Army Radio said that ferocious battles have been raging in Gaza since this morning (Sunday) between the IDF and Hamas. Last night the IDF destroyed two terror tunnels and wounded dozens of Hamas members. IDF officials reported that at least 30 enemy soldiers were killed in the fighting.
The army also said the Windbreaker tank defense system has proven itself during the current engagement. At least four tanks of senior commanders were saved by the Windbreaker system – a technological accomplishment no less significant than the Iron Dome missile defense system, Army Radio reported.