First casualty of Rafah invasion: “Israeli” army announces death of sergeant

Palestine

Published: 2024-05-15 16:00

Last Updated: 2024-05-25 09:29


"Israeli" Sgt. Ira Yair Gispan from the 7th Armored Brigade’s 75th Battalion - killed in the ongoing Rafah invasion. (Photo: IOF)
"Israeli" Sgt. Ira Yair Gispan from the 7th Armored Brigade’s 75th Battalion - killed in the ongoing Rafah invasion. (Photo: IOF)

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) announced today the death of Sgt. Ira Yair Gispan from the 7th Armored Brigade’s 75th Battalion in the ongoing battles with the Palestinian resistance from Rafah – marking their first fatality since takeover of Rafah Border Crossing, according to the IOF’s claims.

The death of Sergeant Yair Gispan, 19 years old, from Petah Tikva, yesterday, raises the death toll of “Israeli” soldiers since the ground invasion of the Gaza Strip on Oct. 27, 2023 to 273 soldiers, and 621 soldiers since “Operation Aqsa Typhoon” on Oct. 7, 2023.

Last week, “Israeli” forces took over the Palestinian side of the Rafah Border Crossing and shut it down, in what it claimed to be a “precise operation” that has already displaced 350,000 Gazans.


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Yesterday, The United States has reached an understanding with the Israeli Occupation that the latter will not “significantly expand” the ongoing invasion of the Rafah in south Gaza before the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s expected visit to both Saudi Arabia and “Israel” – a senior US official said cited by Axios.

Sullivan will visit Saudi Arabia and “Israel” this weekend to discuss the recent escalation in Rafah; as the Joe Biden administration keeps pushing back their allies to dissuade them from entering Rafah – which currently houses 1.5 million Palestinian refugees with no place left in Gaza to take refuge in.

The visit will also address the US-Saudi “Mega Deal” that hinges on a peace deal between the Israeli Occupation and Saudi Arabia.