The names of two Israeli Defense Forces soldiers who died in combat with terrorists in the Gaza Strip have been cleared for publication.

Sergeant Shalom Menachem, 21, from Beit El, a member of the 601st Battalion, 401st Brigade, was killed on June 15 in action in the Tal al-Sultan area, west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Senior Sergeant Tzur Abraham, 22, from Modiin-Maccabim-Reut, a special forces soldier of the Nahal Brigade, also died in battle in the southern Gaza Strip. Sergeant Tzur Abraham's funeral will take place on Sunday at 23:00 at the cemetery in Modi'in.