Three Soldiers From Same Unit Killed in Gaza

Stand for Israel  |  December 27, 2023

IDF, soldiers, southern Israel
IDF soldiers in southern Israel. (Photo: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

We are saddened by the recent deaths of three IDF soldiers as they defended Israel to protect against Hamas terrorists. The Times of Israel tells us more about these heroes lost too soon:

The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday announced the deaths of three soldiers in fighting in the northern Gaza Strip the previous day, bringing the Israeli death toll in the ongoing ground operation in the Strip to 164.

  • Lt. Yaron Eliezer Chitiz, 23, a deputy company commander in the Givati Brigade’s Shaked Battalion, from Ra’anana.
  • Staff Sgt. Itay Buton, 20, of the Givati Brigade’s Shaked Battalion, from Petah Tikva.
  • Staff Sgt. Efraim Jackman, 21, of the Givati Brigade’s Shaked Battalion, from Neve Daniel.

Jackman studied at a yeshiva in the southern town of Yeruham and is the eighth student of that institution to have been killed since the war started.

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