The IDF says two soldiers were killed in battles in the Gaza Strip yesterday.

The troops are named as:

Sgt. First Class (res.) Adar Gavriel, 24, of the Bislamach Brigade’s 6828th Battalion, from Caesarea.

Sgt. Yehonatan Elias, 20, of the Givati Brigade’s reconnaissance unit, from Jerusalem.

According to the military report, Gavriel was killed in a clash with terrorist operatives in the northern Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, Elias was killed, and another Givati officer was seriously injured, due to an anti-tank missile strike in the southern Gaza Strip.

Since the beginning of the ground offensive on October 27, 2023, in Gaza, 293 IDF soldiers have been killed.