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IDF Announces Deaths Of 3 Reserve Soldiers, Uppping Death Toll To 61

The IDF spokesperson early Sunday afternoon announced the death of three IDF reserve soldiers, increasing the death toll of soldiers killed in Gaza to 61.

The soldiers fell in the intense battles that took place in the northern Gaza Strip on Shabbos.

The soldiers were identified as Master Sgt. (res.) Yakir Biton, H’yd, 34, from Jerusalem.

Sgt. Maj. (res.) Rani Tahan, H’yd, 40, from Sde Nechemia.

Maj. (res.) Chen Yahalom, H’yd, 35, from Kfar Azar.

Early Sunday morning, the IDF announced the deaths of two soldiers killed during fighting in the Gaza Strip over Shabbos.

  • Captain (res.) Roey Biber, H’yd, 28, from Tzur Moshe, a quad commander in the Combat Engineering Corps’ Yahalom special forces unit.
  • Sergeant Binyamin Meir Airley, Hy’d, 21, from Beit Shemesh, a paratrooper who fell in battle in the northern Gaza Strip. His parents made aliyah from the US in 2006.

The IDF also said a paratrooper was seriously injured in battle in northern Gaza.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

2 Responses

  1. Hi, please correct the details. Roey Biber was from Tzur Moshe. Binyamin Airley was from Ramat Beit Shemesh and our community is in mourning for him. Thank you and may all chayalim stay safe amen

  2. YWN – Roey Bieber HY”D is not from Beit Shemesh – Binyamin Meir Airley HY”D is. One of his siblings was in the same class as of one of my children.

    an Israeli Yid

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