The IDF Spokesperson's Unit has cleared for publication the names of two IDF soldiers who fell in battles in Gaza and whose families have been notified:
- Sergeant Amit Bonzel, 22, from Shoham, fell in battle in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
- Staff SergeantAlemnew Emanuel Feleke, 22, from Kiryat Gat, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained in a battle in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
With this, the number of fallen IDF soldiers since the start of the war has risen to 413.
On Wednesday, the names of three fallen soldiers were cleared for publication: Sergeant Major (Res.) Adi Shani, age 39, from Tzur Yitzhak, a reconnaissance soldier in Logistics Unit 6036, fell in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.
Earlier in the day, the IDF announced that Staff Sergeant (res.) Yehonatan Malka, 23, from Be'er Sheva, fell in battle in the Gaza Strip.
In addition, Lieutenant Yochai Gur Hershberg, 52, fell in a military accident in southern Israel.
Meanwhile on Wednesday night, following pressure by the US, the Political-Security Cabinet approved an increase in the supply of fuel entering the Gaza Strip.
Most of the ministers supported the decision. Ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir objected and voted against.
A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Office said that the cabinet “approved the War Cabinet's recommendation to allow the minimal addition of fuel necessary to prevent a humanitarian collapse and the outbreak of epidemics in the southern Gaza Strip.”
“The minimum scope will be determined from time to time by the War Cabinet in accordance with the morbidity and the humanitarian situation in the Strip,” the statement added.
Minister Ben Gvir said at the meeting, “This fuel is used by Hamas. We said a few weeks ago that not even one drop would enter, and suddenly we are changing the red line? In order to defeat Hamas and terrorism, we must stop with the concept.”