Neriya Shaer, Ben Zussman and Binyamin Yehoshua Needham
Neriya Shaer, Ben Zussman and Binyamin Yehoshua NeedhamCourtesy of the families

The IDF has cleared for publication the names of three soldiers who fell in battle in the Gaza Strip.

- Sergeant major (res.)Neriya Shaer, 36, from Yavneh, who fell in battle in the central Gaza Strip.

- Sergeant first class (res.)Ben Zussman, 22, from Jerusalem, fell in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.

- SergeantBinyamin Yehoshua Needham, 19, from Zikhron Ya'akov, fell in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.

In addition, an IDF soldier was seriously injured in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.

The soldier was taken to hospital for medical treatment, and his family was notified.

The IDF announced on Sunday that following IDF and Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) intelligence, an IDF fighter jet struck and killed Haitham Khuwajari, the Commander of Hamas’ Shati Battalion.

Under his command, Hamas terrorists carried out raids into Israeli territory on October 7th during the invasion and massacre in southern Israel.

Khuwajari also secured Hamas terrorist activity in the Shifa Hospital and was in command of Hamas’ forces fighting against IDF soldiers in the Shati area.

He was also responsible for carrying out numerous acts of terror against Israelis.