Israel-Gaza War

Two tank reservists killed and two seriously wounded in battle in Gaza City

Captain (res.) Eitan Koplowitz, 28 years old, and Sergeant Major (res.) Ilon Weiss, 49 years old, were killed in battle Saturday night in northern Gaza.

Captain (res.) Eitan Koplowitz (IDF )

The IDF spokesman this morning (Sunday) authorized for publication that Capt. (res.) Eitan Koplowitz, 28 years old from Jerusalem, and Sergeant Major (res.) Elon Weiss, 49 years old from Psagot, were killed in battle in the northern Gaza Strip. The two were fighters in the 129th Battalion of the 8th Brigade, and they were killed due to an IED explosion on their tank in Gaza City.

During the battle, two other fighters from the battalion were seriously injured. "The fighters were evacuated to receive medical treatment at a hospital, and their families were informed," said an IDF spokesman.

Elon Weiss left behind a wife, seven children and a granddaughter. Eitan Koplowitz left behind his wife Yael and his baby son Boaz, only 8 months old, as well as 5 brothers and sisters.

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