Cleared for publication: An IDF officer was killed in north Gaza during the early hours of Tuesday morning, possibly by an errant tank shell fired in an area where Israeli paratroopers are operating. His family has been notified.
Five IDF soldiers have been killed since Israeli ground forces entered Gaza on Saturday.
Three soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded, one critically and three seriously on Monday evening, in a friendly fire incident in northern Gaza.
One of the soldiers killed in the incident was identified as Corporal Yousef Moadi, 19, of Haifa. He will be laid to rest at 3 pm at the Bircha cemetery.
Among the fatalities were two officers and a soldier. Colonel Avi Peled, commander of the Golani Brigade sustained minor injuries in the incident.
According to the IDF Spokesman's Unit, the grave incident occurred when a tank, deployed as part of Operation Cast Lead, accidentally fired a live round at an abandoned building in Jabalya, in which Golani forces, who were operating in the area, took cover.