The IDF has cleared for publication the names of three soldiers who fell in battle in the Gaza Strip:
- Staff SergeantYakir Yedidya Schenkolewski, 21, from Migdal Oz
- Captain Eitan Fisch, 23, from Peduel
- Sergeant Tuval Yaakov Tsanani, 20, from Kiryat Gat
In addition, four soldiers have been seriously injured in various battles in the northern Gaza Strip.
The injured soldiers were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment and their families have been notified.
The Gush Etzion Regional Council said that Schenkolewski will be laid to rest on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. In the cemetery next to Kfar Etzion.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday conducted a situational assessment on the Gaza border, where he received a review of the battles being waged inside the Gaza Strip to destroy Hamas targets, and the movement of IDF forces in the south of the Gaza Strip.
Minister Gallant expressed his appreciation for the precision and firepower being brought to bear since the fighting resumed, and the systematic elimination of Hamas leaders in all of its battalions in the city of Gaza and the north region of the Gaza Strip.
At the end of the assessment he stated, "I arrived today at the border of Gaza, along with the commanding general of the southern command and the commander of the 36th Brigade, to see from up close the wars being waged in the Gaza Strip. The Golani soldiers came here to bring closure, and will not leave until they have completely destroyed all terrorist infrastructure in the area."
Gallant added, "Three days after the fighting resumed, the IDF is at its best. I want to express great appreciation for the troops that have increased pressure on the terrorists, eliminated the battalion commander of Shejaiyah, who is a despicable murderer, and continue their work in their entire operational area.”