The names of the IDF soldiers killed have been cleared for publication: First Sergeant (res.) Daniel Marash (22), Captain Omri Tal (22), Staff Sergeant Shay Kushnir (20), Staff Sergeant Noam Rosenthal (20) and Captain Liran Adir (Edry) (res.) a 31-year-old officer was from Azuz were killed in the attack in the Eshkol Regional Council.
Marash was from Rishon LeTzion, Kushnir was from Kiryat Motzkin, and Rosenthal was from Meitar.
Families were notified and the incident was cleared for media publication early Friday morning bringing Israel's total military death toll in Operation Protective Edge to 61.
The IDF says that 20 of the deaths occurred within the Gaza Strip due to mortar fire and terrorists who used smuggling tunnels to infiltrate behind enemy lines.