Warrant Officer Sebastian Haion, aged 51, from Rosh HaAyin, and commander of the operational headquarters detachment of the 401st Iqvot HaBarzel Brigade, lost his life in combat in the northern Gaza Strip.

Since October 27, marking the onset of the ground operation in Gaza, a total of 251 military personnel have perished, including those in Gaza, near the Lebanese border, and in Judea and Samaria due to terrorist attacks on Israeli soil.

Since October 7, a grim toll of 594 IDF soldiers have fallen victim to the Hamas massacre and subsequent war in Gaza.