Maor Gershoni
Maor GershoniIDF spokesperson

Sergeant first class (res.) Maor Gershoni, from Yokne'am Illit, fell in battle in Gaza on Wednesday, the IDF reported early Thursday afternoon.

Gershoni, 24, was a commander in Battalion 8173 of the Etzioni Brigade.

With his death, the number of IDF soldiers who have fallen since the war began on October 7 rose to 414; over 300 soldiers fell on October 7.

Earlier on Thursday, the IDF announced the deaths of Sergeant Amit Bonzel, 22, from Shoham, who fell in battle in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Staff Sergeant Alemnew Emanuel Feleke, 22, from Kiryat Gat, who died on Wednesday, died of injuries sustained in a battle in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.