Wed 29 May 2024 12:23 pm - Jerusalem Time

3 Israeli soldiers were killed and 6 others were injured during the fighting in Rafah

The Israeli army spokesman announced today, Wednesday, that 3 soldiers from the 50th Battalion, “Nahal” Brigade, south of the Gaza Strip, were killed and 6 officers and soldiers were injured, including 3 whose injuries were described as serious, in an ambush on an Israeli force in Rafah.

According to the Israeli army statement, an officer and two soldiers were seriously injured in the same incident in which three soldiers were killed, which was related to the bombing of a building housing soldiers in Rafah. A soldier from the Yahalom unit was also seriously injured in the south of the Gaza Strip.

In addition, an officer and a soldier from the 614th Battalion were seriously wounded during battles in the northern Gaza Strip, and a soldier from the Multi-Dimensional Unit in the northern Gaza Strip was also wounded.

Israeli Army Radio published details of the ambush that the 50th Battalion, Nahal Brigade, was subjected to in Rafah, where 3 soldiers were killed.

According to the information that was allowed to be published, the forces entered a building from which an anti-tank missile was fired at the vehicles. The moment the forces entered, an explosive device planted inside the building was detonated, causing it to collapse, killing 3 soldiers and wounding 5, the condition of 3 of them serious.

Official Israeli army statistics showed that since the beginning of this May, 33 Israelis have been killed, including 27 Israeli army officers and soldiers killed in the Gaza battles, 3 soldiers and an Israeli killed by Hezbollah fire, an officer in the Al-Yamam Special Unit in the Tulkarm clashes, in addition to an employee in The Ministry of Security was hit by a mortar shell in Rafah.

According to the data, 639 soldiers have been killed since October 7, 2023, including 290 in the ground invasion, while more than 3,600 were injured, including hundreds in a difficult and extremely dangerous condition.


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3 Israeli soldiers were killed and 6 others were injured during the fighting in Rafah