The IDF says that three soldiers died in the Hamas rocket attack against a staging ground near Kerem Shalom in southern Israel earlier today.

The fallen soldiers are named as:

Staff Sgt. Ruben Marc Mordechai Assouline, 19 of the Givati Brigade’s Shaked Battalion, from Ra’anana.

Staff Sgt. Ido Testa, 19, of the Givati Brigade’s Shaked Battalion, from Jerusalem.

Staff Sgt. Tal Shavit, 21, of the Nahal Brigade’s 931st Battalion, from Kfar Giladi.

The IDF also reported that as a result of the attack, two soldiers of the 931st Battalion and a soldier of the Shaked Battalion were seriously injured.

266 IDF soldiers have been killed since the beginning of ground operations in Gaza on October 27, 2023. Overall, 611 IDF fighters have been killed in the Swords of Iron War.