Senior Sergeant Betzalel Zvi Kovach, 20, from Jerusalem, a fighter with the Netzah Yehuda Battalion of the Kfir Brigade, died in the hospital after being seriously wounded on May 22 in a battle in the northern Gaza Strip.

Since the start of the ground operation on October 27, 2023, 283 military personnel have been killed in Gaza.

Since October 7, 635 IDF soldiers have been killed due to Hamas' terrorist attacks and the wars in Gaza, near the border with Lebanon, and in Judea and Samaria.