Roei Wolf and
Roei Wolf andLavi Lipshitz

The names of two IDF soldiers who fell in battle against the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza were cleared for publication this evening (Tuesday).

Sergeant Roei Wolf, a 20-year-old resident of Ramat Gan, and Sergeant Lavi Lipshitz, a 20-year-old resident of Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, were killed during battles on the ground against Hamas in northern Gaza.

Both soldiers served in the Givati Brigade. They were killed by an RPG that was fired at the building in which the Givati soldiers were stationed at the time.

The IDF began ground operations in northern Gaza on Friday, nearly three weeks after Hamas terrorists massacred over 1,400 people in southern Israel.

During the ground incursions into Gaza, Private Ori Megidish, an IDF soldier who was one of hundreds of people kidnapped by terrorists into Gaza on October 7, was successfully rescued from captivity.

IDF Spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said Tuesday morning that on Monday night, the IDF eliminated the commander of the Beit Lahia battalion in Hamas’ Northern Brigade.

"The types of commanders in question are combat commanders, terrorist commanders, who lead the fighting; targeting them, hampers their fighting capabilities," he explained. "The murderous October 7th attacks targeting Kibbutz Erez and Moshav Netiv Ha’Asarah emerged from the command of the terrorist we targeted. We are focusing our efforts on eliminating terrorists."

"Our offensive operations will continue and intensify according to plan."