Staff Sgt. Matan Vinogradov, 20, was killed during fighting against Hamas in the area of Gaza City's Shifa Hospital early this morning, the IDF has announced.

He served the Nahal Brigade's 932nd Battalion. Vinogradov was from Jerusalem.

Vinogradov's death brings the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 250. 593 IDF servicemen have been killed since the start of the war on October 7.