5 Israeli soldiers killed, 7 injured in northern Gaza


Five Israeli soldiers were killed and another seven were wounded, including three seriously, in an incident in northern Gaza’s Jabaliya yesterday, the military announces, Paralel.Az reports citing Times of Israel.

The slain troops are named as

  • Cpt. Roy Beit Yaakov, 22, from Eli
  • Staff Sgt. Gilad Arye Boim, 22, from Karnei Shomron
  • Sgt. Daniel Chemu, 20, from Tiberias
  • Sgt. Ilan Cohen, 20, from Karmiel
  • Staff Sgt. Betzalel David Shashuah, 21, from Tel Aviv

The soldiers all served in the Paratroopers Brigade’s 202nd Battalion.

According to an initial IDF probe, a tank operating alongside the paratroopers in the Jabaliya camp fired two shells at a building where they were gathered at around 7 p.m.