The IDF Spokesperson released for publication that an IDF officer, Maj. Assaf Assouline, aged 30 from Tel Aviv, was killed this morning during operations in the Kasbah of Nablus. The family of the fallen officer has been notified. Initial investigation indicates that the officer may have been killed by friendly fire. The circumstances of his death are being investigated. In addition, an IDF officer was seriously wounded by Palestinian fire in the village of Dura, south west of Hebron. His family has been notified. The officer was evacuated to hospital for medical treatment.