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IDF soldier KIA in Gaza, bringing military death toll to 681

Sgt. First Class Tal Lahat, 21, served with the Maglan commando unit.

Israel Defense Forces soldier Sgt. First Class Tal Lahat, 21, of the Maglan commando unit, was killed in action in the Gaza Strip, July 9, 2024. Credit: IDF.
Israel Defense Forces soldier Sgt. First Class Tal Lahat, 21, of the Maglan commando unit, was killed in action in the Gaza Strip, July 9, 2024. Credit: IDF.

An Israeli soldier was killed on Tuesday during battles against Palestinian terrorists in the central Gaza Strip, the military announced on Wednesday morning.

The soldier was identified as Sgt. First Class Tal Lahat, 21, of the Maglan commando unit, from Kfar Saba.

The death toll among Israeli troops since the start of the Gaza ground incursion on Oct. 27 now stands at 325, and at 681 on all fronts since the Hamas-led Oct. 7 massacre, according to official military data.

Additionally, Ch. Insp. Arnon Zamora, a member of the Border Police’s Yamam National Counter-Terrorism Unit, was fatally wounded last month during a mission to rescue four hostages, and civilian defense contractor Liron Yitzhak was mortally wounded in May.

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