The IDF Thursday morning announced the death of 2 platoon commanders killed Wednesday during fighting in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll in the IDF’s ground operation in Gaza to 51.
Captain Asaf Master, 22 years old, from Kibbutz Bahan, a platoon commander in the 601st Battalion, 401st Brigade (forming the iron tracks), was killed in battle in the north of the Gaza Strip.
Captain Kfir Itzhak Franco, 22 years old, from Jerusalem, a platoon commander in the 52nd Battalion, 401st Brigade (forming the Iron Tracks), was killed in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.
In addition, an IDF reserve officer from Battalion 9217 was seriously injured in a battle in the northern Gaza Strip and an IDF reserve fighter from the Southern Brigade was seriously injured during an operational activity in the surrounding area. Their families have been informed.
Around midday on Thursday, the IDF announced the death of Captain Shlomo Ben-Nun, 22, from Modiin, a deputy company commander in the 202nd Battalion, Parachute Brigade. He was killed overnight in an operation in northern Gaza.
This brings the death toll in Gaza to 51.
The IDF also announced the death of Corporal Avraham Fetena, 20 years old, from Haifa, a fighter in the Erez Battalion, Military Police Corps, who was murdered in an attack at the tunnel checkpoint in Jerusalem.