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Israeli Army Reports 21 Soldiers Killed in Gaza – Deadliest Day in Ground Operation

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have confirmed that 21 soldiers lost their lives in Gaza, marking the deadliest day for Israeli forces during their ground operation against Hamas.

Details of the Tragic Incident

IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari revealed that a rocket-propelled grenade struck a tank near two buildings occupied by Israeli forces. The subsequent explosions in the buildings are believed to have been triggered by mines placed by Israeli forces for demolition purposes. The IDF is currently conducting an investigation to ascertain the specifics of the incident.

Ongoing Conflict and Casualty Count

Israeli Pursuit of Hamas and Escalating Toll

Israel’s objective in the conflict is to eradicate Hamas, a pursuit intensified after gunmen carried out the 7 October attacks, resulting in the deaths of over 1,300 people. In response, the Israeli military launched a comprehensive air and ground campaign, leading to ongoing casualties. According to the Hamas-run health ministry, at least 25,295 people have been killed in Gaza, with more feared dead beneath the rubble.

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As the conflict persists, the toll on both Israeli and Palestinian forces continues to rise, emphasizing the severity and complexity of the situation in the region. The IDF’s acknowledgment of the deadliest day underscores the challenges faced by military personnel on the ground. The ongoing investigation into the recent incident reflects the need for a thorough understanding of the events unfolding in the conflict zone.

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