Eyal Meir Berkowitz and Kobi Dvash
Eyal Meir Berkowitz and Kobi DvashIDF Spokesperson's Unit

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

- Sergeant major (res.) Kobi Dvash, 41, from Tiberias, was killed on Thursday in battle in the southern Gaza Strip.

- Master sergeant (res.) Eyal Meir Berkowitz, 28, from Jerusalem, fell on Thursday in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.

In addition, an officer from the Oketz Unit was seriously injured in battle in the northern Gaza Strip and was taken to hospital for treatment. His family has been notified.

On Thursday, former IDF Chief of Staff, Minister Gadi Eisenkot, received the devastating news that his son, Master sergeant (res.) Gal Meir Eisenkot, 25, fell in battle in Gaza.

In addition, the IDF announced that Sergeant Major (Res.) Jonathan David Deitch, 34, from Harish, fell in southern Gaza.