Sunday, 20 July 2014

Israeli Army: 13 soldiers killed by resistance fighters Sunday


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that 13 soldiers had been killed in intense fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday alone, bringing the total to at least 18 since the beginning of a ground invasion late Thursday.

The Israeli military spokeswoman said that all of the soldiers were killed were from the elite Golani Brigades.

Earlier on Sunday, the Israeli military confirmed that 60 Israeli soldiers had been wounded in fighting, a number which is expected to rise.

Palestinian militants have engaged the Israeli military in fierce fighting across the Gaza Strip since they launched a ground invasion on Thursday.

The deaths include a cross-border raid into Israel on Saturday that killed two Israeli soldiers as they were patrolling int he southern region of Eshkol. more

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