IDF names three soldiers who were killed Wednesday morning

IDF Sargent Yisrael Yudkin was killed early Wednesday morning in the northern Gaza Strip. Five other soldiers were wounded, including two in serious condition.

Yudkin was from Kfar Chabad and served in the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, which operated near Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

The battalion was in the Beit Hanoun to uncover tunnel shafts, explosive devices, and sniper activity of Hamas terrorists in the area between civilian houses and the security area in front of the border fence with Israel.

An IAF helicopter evacuated the five wounded to Blinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.