2 more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza
The Israeli military has confirmed the death of two more of its soldiers engaged in the offensive against the Gaza Strip, taking the official toll to 37.
The military announced on Saturday that 21-year-old Guy Boyland and another unnamed soldier were killed during an attack on Gaza.
However, Palestinian resistance movement Hamas puts the figure at about 90.
Hamas says ten Israeli troopers were killed in clashes with resistance fighters on Friday alone.
Israeli military casualties began to rise rapidly since Tel Aviv significantly broadened its ground operations in Gaza.
Israeli towns and cities have also been the targets of Palestinian rockets in retaliation against Tel Aviv’s deadly onslaught on the impoverished region.
Israeli warplanes have been carrying out incessant airstrikes against the blockaded Gaza Strip since July 8. On July 17, thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip.
Nearly 900 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli attacks.
The United Nations says over 80 percent of the fatalities have been civilians, including more than 200 children.