Israeli soldier killed in Gaza firefight

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was killed in a “fire exchange” in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces announced.

Sgt. Avitar Moshe Torjamin, 20,of Beit Shean, was killed Tuesday morning in the southern Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement.

At least 27 soldiers have been killed since the start of Israel’s ground operation in Gaza. One soldier remains missing, though he is presumed dead.

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