Three soldiers were killed in a blast rigged with explosives in southern Gaza, the IDF announced Wednesday evening. An confirmed rumor stated that the building belonged to UNRWA, and The Jewish Press will update the report if it is verified.
The death toll in the Protect Edge counter-terror war now stands at 56.
Two of the fallen soldiers were identified as Staff Sergeant Matan Gotlib, 21, from Rishon LeZion and Staff Sergeant, Omer Hay, 21, from Savion. Both soldiers were from the ‘Maglan’ elite combat unit and were killed in combat in southern Gaza.
The name of the third soldier has yet to be published.
IDF soldiers on Wednesday also detonated the route of a tunnel in Gaza, uncovered several additional tunnel access points and killed two terrorists emerging from one of them.
The IAF also targeted a squad of over five terrorists who were planting a concealed explosive device in southe
At least 27 soldiers were injured in clashes in Gaza on Wednesday, which was supposed to feature a four-hour truce that never happened.
Hamas continued to shoot rockets at Israel, firing 27 after the humanitarian truce was supposed to start at 3 p.m.(8 a.m. EDT).Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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