Tel Aviv , Dec 28(IANS)
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the death of three of its soldiers who were killed in Gaza fighting Hamas terrorists. With this the total IDF soldiers who have lost their lives since the Israel ground offensive in Gaza Strip commenced have risen to 167.
The deceased soldiers are identified as ,Sgt. First Class (res.) Asaf Pinhas Tubul(22)of the 7th Armored Brigade’s 77th Battalion, from Kiryat Motzki , Cpt. (res.) Neriya Zisk (24) a company commander in the 401st Armored Brigade’s 52nd Battalion, from Masu’ot Yitzhak and Maj. Dvir David Fima (32), the deputy commander of the 460th Armored Brigade’s 198th Battalion, from Kfar Yona.
While Tabul was killed in southern Gaza, in a battle that seriously wounded another officer and soldier of the 77th Battalion, Fima and Zisk lost their lives while fighting in central Gaza.
It is to be noted that in the intense fight between Israel and Hamas in Gaza more than 20,000 Palestinians including women and children were killed since the October 7 Hamas attack on Southern Israel killing 1200 people, injuring more than 3000 and kidnapping 240 which include foreigners.
Israel has vowed to eliminate and eradicate Hamas in Gaza and is leaving no stone unturned in its fight against Hamas.