An IDF special operations team was exposed in Gaza, leading to a ferocious gunfight with Hamas terrorists in the southern enclave. The Jerusalem Post's Anna Ahronheim reports that one IDF soldier was killed, while another was wounded:
An IDF lieutenant colonel was killed and another officer was moderately wounded after a firefight erupted with Palestinian militant during a special operation in the southern Gazan city of Khan Younis Sunday night.
The officer was identified as Lt. Col. M and a father of young children. He will be buried on Monday at a funeral closed to the public...
"His heroic actions will not be published in the media but he deserves our salute. His actions led to Israel having superiority over its enemies,” the army added.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot sent his condolences to the family, saying that he salutes the troops who took part in the operation.
"A special force of the IDF operated tonight in an operation of high importance to Israel's security. The force and Israel Air Force troops fought courageously and bravely,” he said. “I salute the forces. The IDF owes Lt.-Col.M. more than what can be told. I embrace his family and wish for the recovery of the wounded IDF officer..."